Jones and Cormier first fought at ufc 182 in January 2015. Jones conquered Cormier by unanimous decision but has been stripped of this name after a hit-and-run episode in April of that year. Jones came back into act in 2016 and seized the interim title setting up a rematch with Cormier. He studied favorable to clomiphene and letrozole before confronting Cormier in a rematch and has been stripped from this interim belt.
The two finally fought for another period in July 2017. Jones knocked-out Cormier at ufc 2 14 however, the effect was later overturned after he tested positive to turinabol. Cormier was hailed since the 205-pound winner and defended the title against Volkan Oezdemir at ufc 220. Cormier then relinquished the lightheavyweight title after moving around the heavy weight division and capturing the belt by knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July. He defended the heavyweight name on November 3 by filing Derrick Lewis.