Cormier: Jones is 'petty', we will fight someday


Daniel Cormier will soon fight his last bout at heavyweight and then drop to the light heavyweight division where he hopes to get an immediate title shot versus Jon Jones. Whether that happens or not, Cormier expects to fight Jones eventually and will be happy to beat him up:

"I think it’s part of the game," Cormier said when asked if he thinks Jones was serious about what he said, as opposed to trying to build up a fight. "I never came out and said I’m the most ripped guy in MMA. I’m not. I haven’t cut weight in years. I haven’t tried to cut weight in years. I haven’t tried to diet in years. I clean up a little in training camp, but I’ve never tried to be the most ripped guy, so that kind of stuff doesn’t bother me. I just don’t like him saying I don’t want to work hard. He hasn’t spent a day in the gym with me. He doesn’t know my schedule. I know I’m training. It takes a big statement to say that about someone who has accomplished what I’ve accomplished. You don’t just come out of Louisiana, where there is no wrestling, to become a two-time Olympian in wrestling."

"It’s almost shocking that someone in his position could be so petty," said Cormier. "It was almost like, wow, we’re adults.

"Three points I want to make here. First, Twitter followers. He made mention of that two times in that statement. I don’t understand what that plays into an actual fight. It makes no sense in a fight. Two, how would you like to be Jon Jones’ friend? He says Frank Mir is his friend. He said I was terrible in the fight, and I beat his friend. What are you saying about your friend? Third, it’s petty. Answer the question and get through with it. He never completely answered the question. Do you want to fight me or do you not want to fight me?"

Jones also has a fight coming up, on Sept. 21 in Toronto, defending his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson.

"The truth is we’re going to fight at some point," Cormier said about Jones. "We have fights to get through first. Then all those things are going to have to be answered. Jon Jones can say he doesn’t know if I’m in the top of my division, but that’s a lie. That’s a bold-faced lie. It’s an obvious lie because he knows how many Twitter followers I have. It’s contradictory.

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wink91wink site profile image  

8/9/13 2:18 PM by wink91wink

So do you think Jones would beat Cain if they fought at HW?

Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal site profile image  

8/9/13 9:05 AM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

Not that it's out of the realm of possibility, but lol at acting like jones taking down Cormier is a given. This is the most interesting fight for jones besides at hw IMO. And I think jones knows it.

cecils_pupils site profile image  

8/9/13 8:36 AM by cecils_pupils

I cannot wait for this fight, Jones will smash the shit outta DC and maybe then he will finally shut the fuck up.Jones via superior everything.

DarkHelmet site profile image  

8/9/13 8:04 AM by DarkHelmet

Now, who is the hater?

DoomFarmer site profile image  

8/9/13 1:24 AM by DoomFarmer

LolOk, guy.

Bipolar site profile image  

8/9/13 12:56 AM by Bipolar

Ha ha, yeah I'm weird because your explanation of why Cormier is still fighting at HW when all he talks about is wanting to fight Jones is laughably moronic and makes zero sense.Pathetic and predictable ad hominem and non-answer. You're a joke and a little bitch who would rather call people names instead of making a reasonable argument to support his idiotic position. Period.

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

8/8/13 11:58 PM by RockMeAmadeus

No bro. The only way Jones loses is by DQ'ing himself. Cormier beats everyone not named Jones and Cain.Jones = GOATCain = #1 HWCormier = #2 HW = #2 LHW

DoomFarmer site profile image  

8/8/13 11:40 PM by DoomFarmer

Yeah he clearly wasn't asked about it or anything...

DoomFarmer site profile image  

8/8/13 11:37 PM by DoomFarmer

Go take your mood stabilizer, weirdo.Logical gymnastics?Cormier wants another fight at HW before he drops down. UFC is giving him one. Period.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/8/13 11:15 PM by SKARHEAD

Wow....Cormier just can't stop talking about JBJ. Is he in love or something ?