Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, has moved on from his longstanding feud with ex-division titleholder Jon Jones, which dates all the way back to 2011 at the World MMA Awards.
Cormier (20-1, 1 NC) faced Jones twice in his career and came up short both times. But between those two appearances, “Bones” left “DC” on an emotional roller coaster by getting pulled from fights, starting some at press conferences, and getting suspended for steroids.
Which is probably why he’s not shedding any tears over California State Athletic Commission’s decision to revoke Jones’ license (details), the result of a failed drug test ahead of UFC 214, sending the 205-pound strap back to Cormier.
“No, I don't feel bad for him,” Cormier told TMZ Sports. “He put himself in all these situations. That’s his reality now. I’ve got bigger fish to fry, Stipe Miocic, to become a two-division champion. Maybe he’ll get an opportunity to take both belts from [me].”
In his absence, Cormier will jump up to heavyweight to face 265-pound kingpin Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, which puts a cherry on top of their rivalry as head coaches on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 this April.
A spot that could have went to Jones.