Jon Jones was live in front of the microphone earlier today (Fri., April 7, 2017) in a scheduled media scrum for UFC 210. The former UFC light heavyweight champion responded to numerous questions about his inevitable return to the cage and what he thought about rival Daniel Cormier’s sketchy weigh in for his fight with Anthony Johnson. However, Jones’ reaction to Cormier’s recent threats about entering the cage at UFC 210 played a larger role in revealing more about Jones’ current state of mind.
“I heard about it. I haven’t seen it for myself. I think he said something like if I came into the Octagon it won’t be pretty or something like that. I should just see what he meant by that,” said the former champ. “Maybe go in there.”
If Jones actually went through with something like that, we’re sure to witness a repeat of this. Jones would obviously have more restraint than he has in the past, but getting up in front of his own New York crowd and shying away from Cormier wouldn’t be easy.
“Yeah, I have no intentions of going in there, harassing the guy,” added Jones. “I want him to enjoy his last moments with the belt.”
For now, Jones will remain on the sidelines and complete his suspension from combat. But that doesn’t mean he can’t intently watch his fiercest competitors go punch-for-takedown in an ultra-close rematch. Once “Bones” sees that, he’ll surely have the urge to get it all back.
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