It’s the fight Daniel Cormier is probably sick of hearing about, but the fight the fans are dying to see. The fight in question? DC vs Jon Jones 3.
Jon Jones is widely regarded as the ”GOAT” in the sport of MMA and has defeated Cormier in the past… Twice! The first time the two met, Jones won via Unanimous decision, before he knocked DC out in their most recent fight at UFC 214. The latter victory was overturned to a No Contest when Jones tested positive for Turinabol.
Cormier however has just as much a claim in the ”GOAT” conversation as Jones, being a dual weight champion and undefeated in the heavyweight division, something Jones hasn’t done. With a loss and a No Contest, mixed with all the years of bad blood, its no wonder Cormier is constantly badgered with the question, will he ever face Jon Jones again?
Speaking with MMA Fighting, Cormier had this to say regarding the matter:
”When it comes to Jones, I know now with all that I’ve accomplished, I don’t need that fight. I’ll be fine regardless but it will be something we revisit, me and my team, my management and everybody else and we’ll see if it’s something we want to do. Ultimately it will be my decision.”
”Things are different. I feel like Jones is competing so many times because he has to try and one, regain the faith of the fans, but also retake his place in the sport and I did that. My place is secure with no question marks, no issues in regards in what I’ve done. It would ultimately be up to me to see what I want to do.”
”I think at this point in my career and my life, if you ask me these questions three years ago in 2015 after I lost to him the first time, I’d get all kinds of fired up about everything Jon Jones. Now I’m at a different time in my life. Maybe I’ve lost faith in the honor of the sport because I feel that if we fight again, at the end of it win or lose, something extra will always be tied to it and I’m not talking about past interactions.”
”I’m talking even after this next one, something will happen and it will just ruin it. Even after our last fight, I was ready to move on. Like OK, you got me and look what happened. I guess I just lost faith in everything.”
He then ended the conversation, stating he cant even contemplate a Jones fight as he can’t be overlooking his UFC 241 opponent, Stipe Miocic.
”Right now I’m so focused on Stipe Miocic because here’s the deal. At 205 [pounds], I’m not fighting guys like Volkan Oezdemir anymore, no disrespect to Volkan or Anthony Smith or Thiago Santos. I’m fighting the greatest heavyweight of all time. I think I need to be solely focused on that right now.”
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