- Daniel Cormier gave his insights about the looming fight between Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones
- DC addressed his long-standing feud with “Bones”
If there’s someone who could give the most truthful prediction for the brewing Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones heavyweight clash, that would be no other than the man who fought them both twice- Daniel Cormier.
Cormier is currently in Singapore to cover the UFC 275 event at the commentators’ table and ahead of the fight, “DC” found time to share his honest take on Miocic vs. Jones.
Looking bad for Stipe
In an interview with The Mac Life, Cormier explained as “truthfully” as he possibly could why he thinks Jones was a bad matchup for Miocic.
According to the former UFC champ-champ, he was at his best when he fought “Bones” the second time, and that version of himself would never lose to Miocic. Therefore, he’s not sure if Miocic can get the better of Jones.
“Both extremely tough,” Cormier said. “They’re both tremendous mixed martial artists. But here’s the thing. And I will say this as truthfully as I possibly can. When I lost to Jon Jones, I did everything in the rematch in the first fight, and I lost. I did everything possible in that rematch to win and the dude still got me. I gave my absolute best in training, in preparation, I was as sure as about myself going into that fight as I’ve ever been.”
“Stipe Miocic, very very good,” he continued. “But I couldn’t do all the things that I did for those Jones fights. I feel like if I fought Stipe Miocic as prepared as I was the second fight with Jones, I never would lose to him. I don’t feel that way with Jones. I still believe I would win fights, but I do believe that he could win fights. I do feel like if I was prepared to the best of my ability, I would never lose to Stipe and I really respect Stipe. I just think that the matchup is not good for him. Great fight. I’m excited about it but when I look at these two, I don’t know if Miocic gets past Jones. I don’t like Jones, but he can fight.”
There’s still bad blood
When asked if his feud with Jones has faded already, Cormier quickly refuted and declared that it will “never gonna fade.”
“It sounds bitter but he [Jones] did a lot of damage in my career,” DC admitted. “That’s not fair. So it’s never gonna fade.”
There’s no specific date yet, but at the moment, all signs seem to point to an interim heavyweight title fight between Miocic and Jones.