Jones: Cormier 'not relevant to me'


Daniel Cormier has recently said that his next bout at heavyweight will be his last and then he would like an immediate shot at the light heavyweight title. Champion Jon Jones however doesn't believe Cormier is relevant in the division:

Asked what he thought of Cormier's recent request to cut the line for a shot at the light-heavy title if successful against Roy Nelson, Jones said: "DC is a guy who really wants to be famous. I don't think he wants to work hard. I think he just wants to be famous. You can see it in his physique; you can see it in his card."

Jones then paused, obviously irked by the question.

"He's trying to get his Twitter followers up," the 26-year-old champ said. "That's about it."

"I hate answering questions about him," Jones said. "He's just not relevant to me. There's so many great fighters in the light-heavyweight division. He's not even top five in his division. I'm not sure if he is.

"He has, like, 20,000 Twitter followers. He has short reach, bad cardio (and) he looked terrible in his last fight. It's like, I'm not worried about him at all."

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HowTastesChrisWeiner site profile image  

8/2/13 5:22 AM by HowTastesChrisWeiner

You are correct Cain is a HW. I was merely pointing out that fighters from different weight classes have been calling him out. He's practically cleared out his division and says Cormier is irrelevant in regards to a fight with him. If he's irrelevant, then move up and fight someone who is.

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

8/2/13 2:46 AM by RockMeAmadeus

Bones is going to beat Cormier once in LHW and once in HW.DA GOAT!!!!

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

8/2/13 2:29 AM by Bisping decisioned my SN

This shit would be annoying. I would be like if you want your ass beat so bad cut the twinkies!!

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

8/2/13 1:46 AM by MasterofMartialArts

Yeah I would have to agree with that. I'd like to see him fight a top 5 guy to silence the critics-he's taken alot of criticism lately for his take on 205, but I would do the same in his position. I would say let him fight Werdum, and if he wins, give him a title shot at 205.

Kneeblock site profile image  

7/31/13 10:01 PM by Kneeblock

Say word

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/31/13 7:12 PM by KingofBJJ

Cain's a HW moron.  So that is irrelevant.

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7/31/13 2:40 PM by zazen br

Bones is right. But as soon as Glover is put in front of him he would wish it was Cormier.

Ryan Black site profile image  

7/31/13 2:28 PM by Ryan Black

@JustTheTip: that story is fuckin' nuts...I don't know what's more surprising- Daniel Cormier having such a short temper; or Jon Jones- with such a strong Christian upbringing- speaking that way to people off-the-record. Really didn't expect him to talk like DFW in basic conversation... doesn't change *my* opinion of him, but I'm sure I'm not the only one surprised by that- and I'm sure he'll catch heat from the haters based on that... Sounds like that entire confrontation could certainly have been avoided if cooler heads prevailed... but when it comes to MMA mega-stars, ego is bound to be involved. Either way, DC was out of line, and Jones was probably at his wit's end after dealing with a barrage of fandom... and rightfully so.When all is said and done- somewhere down the line, these two will meet- and it will be a hell of a sight to see.

JustTheTip site profile image  

7/31/13 2:07 PM by JustTheTip

No no...not there. Just quoting from the sources I googled.

HowTastesChrisWeiner site profile image  

7/31/13 2:03 PM by HowTastesChrisWeiner

Thanks and VTFU!! However, you're telling this story in retrospect. You're stating you were there? Or paraphrasing an article? Either way thanks bro. I've noticed at times DC acts extra alpha so for some reason, this doesn't shock me. Also he's from Lafayette. People here are bred assholes. Aside from Poirier and Credeur.