Hello. This is Chris, and today on MMA Squared we’re talking about an albatross. The denotation of the word: n. Any of several large web-footed birds constituting the family Diomedeidae, chiefly of the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere, and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
Its connotation is more appropriate (though the wingspan is a factor here too): n.A constant, worrisome burden.n.An obstacle to success.
With that in mind we must wonder: if Daniel Cormier wins the heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, will it exorcise the demon of Jon Jones?
Can a man who has dedicated his life to competition forgive himself for being human? For being fallible? For being less than perfect?
It’s a difficult question because winning both titles would have a profound effect on Cormier’s legacy.
And if Cormier and Jones never fight again, it would serve as a parting shot in the UFC’s greatest rivalry.
Whether DC wins or loses, what will become of Jon Jones? What happens to MMA’s Joker…
…when his Batman finally hangs up the cape and cowl?
There will be a battle in the Octagon, but there is a war going on behind the screens.
As always, this is Chris. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you next week.
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