On Wednesday afternoon, during an interview with FOX, UFC President Dana White broke the news that the promotion was targeting April for the highly anticipated rematch between former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and reigning champion Daniel Cormier.

“I don’t have the date yet,” White said. “I don’t have the date or the venue yet, but April is looking like the month.”

As far as competition, Jones (21-1) was last seen earning a unanimous decision over bitter rival Daniel Cormier in their main event title fight at UFC 182 .

It was not long after all hell broke loose in Jones’ life as it was made public that pre-fight drug test results revealed he had tested positive for cocaine. However, since the Nevada State Athletic Commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, Jones was not suspended due to the fact the fact cocaine is not considered a banned out-of-competition substance.

He was scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. But as a result of Jones’ role in the hit-and-run case, the UFC striped him of his title and suspended him indefinitely. Cormier would eventually be named the replacement and go on to win the light heavyweight title with a fourth round submission over Johnson.

Cormier (16-1), the 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling captain, would later defend his 205-pound title with a hard fought decision over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 191 in October. It was not soon after, Cormier expressed his desire for time off.

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