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