UFC Champion Daniel Cormier Reacted To Jon Jones Ruling, Tells USADA ‘Don’t Come To My House Anymore.’
The big news of the day just came out a few hours ago that USADA handed Jon Jones a 15-month suspension with a retroactive element that would make him eligible to compete again as of Oct. 28. That news spread like wildfire, draw excitement and confusion all around.
Of course, all eyes on Daniel Cormier now who holds the light heavyweight title that once belongs to Jones as ‘DC’ fought him twice. Cormier said a competitor inside him said he would want to avenge his previous two losses, but he got bigger fish to fry, so he doesn’t feel the need to square off with ‘Bones’ for the third time.
Cormier who addressed the situation with Kenny Florian at UFC Tonight studio earlier: (Via MMAMania)
”I’m the UFC double champion,” Cormier said. “I have bosses in the back, and I’m talking about this guy because I have to. I’ve moved past that. I mean, I went about my business. I went and won another title. This guy, I guess … now his suspension is up. So we’ll see what happens.”
”I think people get excited,” he said when Florian straight up asked if a fight was possible. “People get excited about the prospect of us fighting again. But I’ve got a fight with Brock Lesnar. Why would I look back?”
”Why would I look back to Jones now when I’ve got a fight? Obviously as a competitor I want to fight the guy who beat me twice. But I’ve got a fight so why go back? This is a bigger fight. I’ve got a bigger fight with Brock Lesnar. Why should I go back?”
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Cormier, who won the heavyweight title after knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 this past summer, is expected to face Lesnar by early 2019. At the moment, there is no bout agreement in place for both fighters.
If you see through business standpoint, UFC or Lesnar could come up with the idea to fight with the winner of Cormier vs. Jones.
Cormier seemed a bit shocked on how the whole USADA thing played out.
”Here’s the deal: when it comes to USADA, they can’t come to my house any more at 6AM,” Cormier said. “What’s the point? They’ve come to my house 15 times. When it comes to USADA they can’t come to my house any more. You don’t need to. You don’t need to come, I’m not going to fail any tests. I’m not going to make any mistakes. I’m not going to have to sit up there and say ‘I’m serious this time, guys, I promise I really wasn’t trying to cheat.’”
”70 times,” he finished. “70 times since I started wrestling internationally, and I have never made a mistake. It’s not that hard. So even having to sit here and do this again shows that this guy’s ridiculous.”
Point to note, Cormier plans to retire in coming March.
Share your thoughts, do you think Cormier and Jones, trilogy should happen?