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Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Daniel Cormier Believes Title Run of Jon Jones Beats GSP’s

Jon Jones (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Jon Jones is Daniel Cormier’s greatest rival, the light-heavyweight champ believes the championship run of “Bones” was more impressive than that of Georges St-Pierre’s.

Jones defended the 205 title a total of eight times, before he was stripped of the belt in 2015. St-Pierre, meanwhile, defended the welterweight championship nine times, before he vacated the title in 2013. On the latest “UFC Tonight“, Cormier was asked to weigh-in on who had the more impressive reign as champion, and “DC” said this (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“No one has done it at the level of Jon Jones. He beat eight of us, back-to-back. He beat five guys who may go in to the Hall of Fame – Machida, myself, Rampage Jackson, Vitor Belfort and Shogun Rua – all were champions and all in their prime.”

Jones worked his way to a decision win over Cormier in January, 2015, before he was stripped of the title a few months later, due to his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:00 am
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