Daniel Cormier On Jon Jones PED Penalty: I Don’t Feel Bad For Him

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier doesnt feel bad a bit for Jon Jones after The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) revoked the MMA license of Jones and fined him $205,000 at a hearing on Tuesday Feburary 27.

Daniel Cormier faced Jones twice in his career and get busted both times. He lost his first meeting with Jones by decision in 2015. At their UFC 214 rematch, Cormier suffered a brutal third-round knockout at the hands of Jon Jones, however the win was quickly overturned into a no contest after it was discovered that Jones tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol in a pre-fight drug screening.Due to of that, Jones was subsequently stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title and Cormier was reinstated as champion.

Cormier says that he dont care anymore what is happening with Jones while he’s focused on becoming a two division champion in July.

“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].”

Jon Jones has yet to be given any sanctions by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner. Jones is expected to go arbitration and is facing a four-year suspension.

After having the belt returned, Daniel Cormier bested Volkan Oezdemir via second-round TKO at January’s UFC 220.

Daniel Cormier’s next fight will be at heavyweight to face 265-pound kingpin Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, prior to that they will coach the 27th season of “TUF” The Ultimate Fighter this April.

Published on March 2, 2018 at 12:00 am
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