The Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones rivalry is back at full speed once again after “DC” retained his Light Heavyweight title by submitting Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 210 last night (Sat., April 8, 2017) event in Buffalo, New York (see it), setting up a rematch between the “Bones” and Cormier.
After catching wind of Jon’s comments, Cormier didn’t hold back in his response.
“It’s like you sit there, and you take a table, and you put a bunch of kitchen appliances,” Cormier said during the post-fight presser via MMA Junkie. “Then at the end of one side there’s a pot. Then on the other side there’s a kettle. Then that pot starts yelling, ‘You’re dirty’ while he’s sitting there with a steroid needle. That’s my opinion on that. You sit over there pot with your Cialis or whatever that (expletive) is called. Get over there, sit over there pot in the kitchen. Cialis boy,” he said.
Still, Cormier -- who wasn’t too thrilled with Jon’s presence in New York — knows a do-over against “Bones” is likely next once the Jones completes his one-year suspension for a failed drug test in a matter of months. And he’s just fine with that.
“The thing about the whole Jones thing is I would always fight Jon Jones – I’ve always said that,” Cormier told reporters.
“I’ve always been here. This whole time I’ve been here. Jon Jones is the one that hasn’t been here to fight again. When I lost to him in January of 2015 I knew we would fight again. I knew it was just the beginning of a series of fights with him and I would have. I said it in the build-up, ‘This is just number one. We will have several fights.’ But we just haven’t been able to come together. So of course I’d fight Jon Jones.”
If the fight gets axed once again and a rematch between the two doesn’t go down, ever, Cormier says he’ll be just fine with that.
“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,” he said.
“I could actually walk away today and be completely proud of my career in mixed martial arts. 19-1, UFC champion, Strikeforce champion, King of the Cage champion, regional circuit champions. All after the age of 30. I would be fine.”
Not a bad resume.
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