Cormier is in a very strange position: he's the former UFC light heavyweight champion, and he's probably going to be the future UFC light heavyweight champion once his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 is overturned due to Jon's latest USADA drug violation. For years, Cormier has had to listen to fans call him a paper champ due to Jones. We imagine things won't be better following that crushing KO loss at the end of July.
"I think enough is enough now honestly, if I've got to be honest with you," Cormier said. "I think it's very difficult to consider someone the greatest of all time when there are these types of allegations tied to them. I think that’s probably the easiest and the best way I could say it right now without going too far in one direction, just because I don't know."
"I've said it before that he's the greatest of all time. I've been in there with him twice and I know that he's a tremendous fighter, and I do believe he would have had a ton of success without doing anything wrong. But when you start tying those negative things to your name and your legacy, it's kind of hard to say this guy is the best fighter of all time."
Even if Jones is able to provide evidence that this was another case of poor judgement and / or accidental ingestion of a banned substance, DC doesn't think it'll help his reputation.
"You can’t think that you can roll around in the dirt with bad people and not get dirty. That doesn’t happen. You have to be much more careful associating yourself with good people that have your best interests at hand ... The problem is, even if they find him just negligent again, people aren’t very lenient when they find you negligent on multiple occasions."
I suppose it's not very surprising, but Daniel Cormier sounds sick of Jones and his constant screw ups ... even though this latest one is probably going to end with the light heavyweight belt around his waist.