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UFC 182 preview: 'Bad Blood' timeline for Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier

Fight fans could bare witness to arguably the biggest fight in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history this Saturday night (Jan. 3, 2015) when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally lock horns in the main event of UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to the mammoth title fight, breaks down the "Bad Blood" timeline for their delicious rivalry.

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Who doesn't love a great rivalry? That's because they always bring that extra edge and anticipation to a fight.

Few rivalries in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA) -- let alone Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history -- have been as heated as the one between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. That's because their "Bad Blood" has been bubbling for three years.

Cormier will finally get his opportunity to put his hands on the champion this weekend (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) in the main event of UFC 182 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With the anticipation for this monumental title fight reaching its climax, MMAmania breaks down the "Bad Blood" timeline between the two bitter rivals prior to them settling the score this weekend:


That's quite the build up to what is surely one of the most winding, heated journeys to a championship main event in some time. It feels a lot like Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva and Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva.

Let's just hope Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier lives up to all the hype this Saturday night in "Sin City."

Malicious and violent things! will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 182 fight card on fight night (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.

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