UFC 182: Jon Jones Says Promos Showing Him Threaten Daniel Cormier Not in Champ’s “Best Interest”
By FCF Staff
There certainly seems to be a lot of hype surrounding Jon Jones’ upcoming bout with rival Daniel Cormier, and although the ads being used to promote UFC 182 are catching people’s attention, the champ doesn’t appear to be pleased with their content.
Jones and Cormier are scheduled to fight on January 3rd, and the recent ads that the UFC has aired, feature comments from one of their most infamous exchanges.
Following their well documented, press conference brawl in August, Cormier and Jones did an interview for ESPN. After the segment ended, Jones was captured threatening to “kill” Cormier, after the light-heavyweight relayed he wanted to spit in the light-heavyweight champ’s face.
The UFC 182 ads features Jones’ threat, and while speaking to “UFC Tonight” this week, here is what the renowned fighter had to say about the promos (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“At first I was a little offended that the UFC would post something like that. I don’t think it’s healthy for the general public to see the UFC champion say they’re going to kill someone. I don’t think it’s really in my best interest. But it’s in the UFC’s best interest. So I kind of had to swallow my pride. I said it.”
The upcoming bout will headline UFC 182, which will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.