Jones: Cormier ‘not relevant to me’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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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