Bro, do you even fight?
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder, Jon Jones, is growing weary of watching the competition take the path of least resistance. At least when it comes to getting a chance to pull the sword from the 205-pound stone.
That includes Daniel Cormier.
Fresh off his win over Patrick Cummins at UFC 170, who is probably closer to a cup than a can based on his previous line of work, "DC" sent a message to Jones (via FOX Sports) politely asking for a crack at the crown. "Bones" responded -- just as politely -- by telling him to pound sand.
"First and foremost, since you're speaking more respectfully, I'll say congratulations on your victory and your weight loss. But as far as giving you a title shot, I have no interest in fighting you right now, only because of the fact that you really haven't fought anyone that I consider a top level fighter. I'm kind of sick of seeing UFC light heavyweights fight against kind of like 'cans' until they get a title shot. I really want to see a top contender fight a top contender and I think you need to fight someone a little bit more well-known than Patrick Cummins. Fight against Rashad [Evans], fight against somebody legit, man. Then I think it would be a little more appropriate to give you that title shot."
This is not the first time Jones has made this argument.
When news first broke that Alexander Gustafsson was fighting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -- who was later hurt and replaced by Jimi Manuwa -- the champ accused UFC of giving "The Mauler" an easy fight in order to protect their UFC 165 rematch.
Apparently, he's not the only one with this complaint.
But none of that matters if Glover Teixeira is able to unseat Jones in the UFC 172 main event, which takes place next month in Baltimore. A fight the Brazilian earned by defeating Ryan Bader, who is currently ranked at No. 10 in the official rankings (see them here).
Jones has a valid argument, but did Cormier do enough at heavyweight to warrant an immediate title shot?