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Sunday, Apr 09, 2017

UFC 210: Daniel Cormier Discusses Legacy, Will be “Fine” if Rematch With Jon Jones Doesn’t Happen

Daniel Cormier (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Daniel Cormier’s victory at UFC 210, the light-heavyweight champ repeated he wants to fight Jon Jones again, but the decorated wrestler says  he’ll be okay if it doesn’t happen.

Cormier faced Anthony Johnson in the main event of Saturday’s card and submitted the heavy handed fighter with a second round, rear-naked-choke. Since Jones holds a 2015, decision win over Cormier, the expectation is that “Bones” will receive a title shot after his suspension ends this summer.

Following Cormier’s win, the 38 year-old had this to say, while discussing whether he must avenge his loss to Jones (quote via MMA Junkie):

“At this point anymore it doesn’t (matter),” Cormier said. “I could be done today, and I would be fine with everything that I’ve accomplished. I don’t feel that I should let this young man have so much control over me and my legacy. He beat me, so what? He won the fight. I would love to fight him again and beat him, but if I did not fight him, especially for things that I cannot control, I would be fine.”

Jones is the only person who has defeated Cormier to date. With Cormier’s victory last night, which marked the second time he’s defeated Johnson, his record stands at 19-1.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:50 am
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