Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, is convinced longtime rival, Jon Jones, is working without a platform after years of turmoil both inside and outside the Octagon.
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Jones recently caught wind of those remarks and fired back with some of his own, telling his Twitter followers that Cormier is never going to escape the shadow of “Bones” regardless of what happens with his upcoming super fight.
“I don’t have a platform DC? That just sounds dumb,” Jones said. “Even after years of suspension I have just as much if not more of a platform than you. Every win you get goes on my resume, You know who you dream about at night. I’m sure your wife knows too.”
Jones taking a page from the Woodley playbook to make it a family affair.
“At first I thought you were trying to convince the fans I beat you because of performance enhancing drugs but now I’m pretty sure you have convinced yourself too,” Jones said. “Keep doing that. The next time we fight I’ll be all cleaned up. Let’s see you dominate me this time since I cheated the first two.”
I don’t think a weekend of cocaine is considered cheating, but that’s none of my business.
There is no timetable for Jones to return to cage fighting after his latest run-in with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Cormier is currently booked to throw hands with Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 this July in Las Vegas, Nevada, roughly one year after his knockout loss to “Bones” was overturned to a “no contest.”
Simply put, the chances of seeing Jones vs. Cormier 3 are unlikely for the foreseeable future, but an absolute necessity if “DC” wants to be known as the greatest fighter of all time, sans asterisk.