UFC 214 wrapped up with returning powerhouse Jon Jones destroying light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier to take the title.

Jones, widely-regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, sent his opponent to the deck with a sinister head kick as the crowd exploded.

It was a wild night of MMA action. Here are the biggest talking points from UFC 214.

CORMIER'S COACH FURIOUS AT ROGAN

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Daniel Cormier after his fight with Jon Jones at UFC 214. Photo / Getty Images.
Daniel Cormier after his fight with Jon Jones at UFC 214. Photo / Getty Images.

Joe Rogan's obligatory post-match interview is always a treat for fans. Whether it's the victor or the loser, fans are given a glimpse into what is going on inside a fighter's head after completing a brutal war in the Octagon.

But with all the noise surrounding concussions in sports around the world this week, the veteran commentator's decision to interview Daniel Cormier was met with opposition.

Javier Mendez, Cormier's coach, blasted Rogan after his fighter gave a dazed interview shortly before being diagnosed with concussion.

"He had no business being interviewed," Mendez said in a text message to USA TODAY Sports. "Bad move. Rogan probably feels bad."

UFC President Dana White said the interview had nothing to do with UFC officials.

"They told Rogan not to do the interview with him," White said. "Rogan did it (anyway). You have to let the guy talk. I think you have to let the guy talk."

Rogan took full responsibility. "My apologies to (Cormier) and to all of you upset by my interviewing him after the fight. In all honesty I was kind of in shock," Rogan tweeted.

"I don't think I realised what I was doing until I actually had a mic in front of him. I've said I don't want to interview KO'd fighters and then I wound up doing it to someone I care a great deal about. DC is a great man and the whole thing was surreal.

"I was beating myself up about it all last night. It'll never happen again. My apologies to DC and to all of you. Again, no one asked me to do it. It was 100% my f*** up. Like I said, I was kind of in shock."

AUSSIE SNUBBED IN HUGE UFC BACKFLIP

Robert Whittaker. Photo / Getty Images.
Robert Whittaker. Photo / Getty Images.

Australian UFC gun Robert Whittaker made history at UFC 213 earlier in the month, taking home the first interim title held by an Aussie with a huge win over wrecking ball Yoel Romero.

The win meant the 26-year-old, who is still undefeated in the middleweight division, would soon be fighting out-of-action middleweight champ Michael Bisping.

But, as has been proven time and time again, the UFC isn't as predictable as we'd like it to be.

Tyron Woodley's title defence at UFC 214 threw a major spanner in the works. Woodley failed to impress Dana White with his performance against Demian Maia, leading the UFC boss to backflip on his original plan to have the star fight Georges St-Pierre on his long-awaited return to the sport.

White confirmed Bisping, Whittaker's next proposed target, as the man to fight St-Pierre.
"Yep," White said when asked if the fight was happening. "Because I know Michael Bisping will fight. Michael Bisping will show up and fight. So yeah, I'm going to give it to him."

White continued to blast Woodley, claiming fans wouldn't pay to see the 35-year-old fight again.

"You ask fans if they want to see Woodley fight again," he said.

"I think that would be flat out 'no'. Who wants to pay to see Tyron Woodley fight again?

"He is an absolute physical specimen. The guy could have finished that fight at any time he wanted to, but he didn't want to take the risks.

"You take no risks, you get no rewards."

BROCK LESNAR RESPONDS TO JONES

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Brock Lesnar. Photo / Getty Images.

Jon Jones launched a missile in Brock Lesnar's direction immediately after knocking out Cormier, urging the pro wrestler to return to the Octagon.

"Lesnar. If you want to find out what it's like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weight 40 pounds less than you, meet me here," he said.

Lesnar, who famously defeated Australian Mark Hunt at UFC 200 before being caught with illegal substances in his system, was quick to respond to the new champion's sledge.

"Be careful what you wish for, young man," he told Associated Press.