Daniel Cormier Outlines Why He’s Taking Back The Light-Heavyweight Title
By FCF Staff
Although Daniel Cormier failed to defeat Jon Jones at UFC 214, “DC” doesn’t have an issue with the UFC’s decision to reinstate him as the light-heavyweight champ.
Recently the UFC announced that Cormier is the 205 champ once again, as result of the California State Athletic Commission’s decision to overturn his July 29th loss to Jones. The CSAC announced that move, after disclosing that Jones’ B sample from the event also tested positive for the anabolic steroid, Turinabol.
On the latest “UFC Tonight“, Cormier had this to say about being reinstated as the light-heavyweight champion (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I lost the fight. That’s how I felt. But Dana White called me today and said if it’s a no contest, then the fight didn’t happen and because of that, the championship is getting returned to me. If he cheated, he could not have fought and won the fight. Financially, it’s a big difference if I don’t fight as the champion as opposed to fighting for the vacant title. I’m taking the belt. He disqualified himself before the fight. So it didn’t happen, and I get the belt back, which is the right thing to do. You don’t cheat the sport, cheat the fans or me. Jones, you have all the physical advantages. You’re 30 years old. You have an 85 inch reach. I’m 38 years old. I would love to wake up and take stuff so I don’t have to walk down my stairs sideways. But I don’t. Once again, this guy has made a mockery of the sport.”
Jones agent has denied that the fighter would knowingly use performance-enhancing-drugs, and on Thursday, Jones tweeted he would “never do steroids”.