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Jon Jones ‘totally cool’ with rival Daniel Cormier calling his fight at UFC 285

All that beef between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is water under the bridge to “Bones” as he prepares to fight Ciryl Gane next month.

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were part of one of the most heated rivalries in combat sports history. But, all that is now behind “Bones” as he prepares to make his Heavyweight debut at UFC 285, which is scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4, 2023.

In a series of tweets, Jones said he was fine with the idea of his career-long nemesis commentating his fight, and even interviewing him afterward in the cage if he beats Ciryl Gane next month for the vacant belt.

“DC you are more than welcome to commentate at my fight,” Jones wrote. “I think you are really good at what you do. I trust that you would be non-biased. All the best brother.”

When a fan replied with the hashtag #LetDCDoTheOctagonInterview, Jones agreed to that, too.

“Whoever wants to do it, totally cool with me,” he tweeted. “I feel like I’m in a whole new chapter of my life, let bygones be bygones.”

Of course, Jones couldn’t help but poke some fun at his history with Cormier, referencing the time he was caught calling “DC” a p—y on a hot mic.

We’re unsure if Cormier has arrived at the same mental place as Jones just yet.

Nevertheless, there’s been no official announcement on who will be commentating UFC 285, but most North American pay-per-view (PPV) shows are handled by Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Cormier. “DC” has gotten a lot of heat from fans over the years for alleged bias toward his friends and teammates in the sport. He’ll undoubtedly be under a microscope during the Jones fight, should he decide to accept Jones’ invitation to stay on in his typical role.

Jon Jones is stepping into the cage for the first time since Feb. 2020, when he defended his Light Heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes. A pay dispute with UFC led to him relinquishing his title and stepping away from active competition, but all that is sorted as “Bones” prepares to make his long-awaited Heavyweight debut against former interim champion, Ciryl Gane.

UFC 285 will also feature a women’s Flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Alexa Grasso, as well as a Welterweight contenders match between Geoff Neal and Shavkat Rakhmonov. Hot prospect and amateur wrestling juggernaut, Bo Nickal, also makes his official UFC debut against Jamie Pickett.

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CHAMPIONSHIP TRILOGY! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to The O2 in London England, on Sat., March 18, 2023, with newly-minted Welterweight kingpin, Leon Edwards, running it back with former 170-pound champion, Kamaru Usman, for a third (and likely final) time. In UFC 286’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, all-action Lightweight knockout artists, Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev, will lock horns with the winner inching closer to a future Lightweight title shot.

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