UFC 187: Daniel Cormier Says Jon Jones “Beat Himself”
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier has made it clear over the years that he doesn’t care for Jon Jones, but following the latter’s arrest, and the UFC’s decision to strip “Bones” of the light-heavyweight title, “DC” isn’t insulting his rival.
Cormier appeared on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, and the decorated wrestler was asked to weigh-in on Jones and the scandal tied to the fighter. When asked for his reaction to the news that Jones was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run, Cormier stated (quote via FOX Sports press release):
“It’s not good. You don’t kick a guy when he’s down. It was disappointing. All the stuff Jon gets in to is disappointing. He has the world at his fingertips and he can’t get out of his own way.”
As a result of the UFC’s decision to strip Jones of the belt, Cormier will now face Anthony Johnson on May 23rd for the vacant title. When Cormier was asked if he feels like he’ll be competing for the real title, the AKA fighter stated:
“Jon was the champion, but he beat himself. But opportunity presents itself and you have to step up. It’s my job to get in there and fight and beat Anthony Johnson. Jon did this to himself. The belt is not his anymore. This is for the real championship.”
Cormier faced Jones at UFC 182 in January and lost the memorable bout by unanimous decision.