Daniel Cormier has no problem with Jon Jones firing shots at Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen faces multiple charges after it was recently revealed that he allegedly attacked a California couple in Las Vegas.
Jones Throws Shade At Sonnen
Jones — who is no stranger to facing charges or causing trouble in Sin City — was quick to come out of his Twitter hiatus when the news broke out. And unsurprisingly, “Bones” decided to fire some shots at his old adversary.
“Man, everyone and their mom covered my story when I was an asshole in Las Vegas, Sonnen allegedly attacks his wife, another woman along with like five men and crickets,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
Daniel Cormier: Fair Game For Jones To Mock Sonnen
Cormier is friends with Sonnen and remains heated rivals with Jones.
But despite that, “DC” actually sided with Jones and believes the latter is right to fire shots at Sonnen given how much criticism comes his way.
Especially as Sonnen is one of the leading critics of Jones.
“Chael, my boy, is going to say whatever he feels like saying, and in that, you open yourself up for that rebuttal if by chance you find yourself in a situation,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel (via MMA Junkie). “Unfortunately, Chael finds himself in a situation, which I have no knowledge to speak on. …
“Now, the man that sat up there for years, Chael, has allowed himself to be judged by a man that’s truly been the butt of everyone’s jokes for so long. So I asked myself, Are we adults? Yes, we are. But in this instance, do I think Jones would act like one? Absolutely not.
“Is he wrong for not acting like one? Absolutely not. … I’m not surprised that Jones is taking shots at Chael right now because every time that Jones found himself in that position, and that was a multitude of times, Chael was there to judge.”
With all that said, Cormier believes a line is being crossed when legal matters are being brought into the picture.
And in these types of situations, Cormier believes both fighters should turn the other cheek and not get involved.
“Fellas, are we adults or are we children?” Cormier added. “What happened to turning the other cheek? What happened to taking the high road? These two haven’t taken the high road in one instance in regards to each other. But here’s the thing: In certain situations, you kind of have to look the other way.
“In all the times that I had my issues in the build up to the rivalry with Jones, we tried not to be personal. At times it got a bit personal and he said he’d go to my house and smack my wife in the ass, and I said nobody wants to smack his wife’s flat ass. We got a bit personal, but that’s as far as we went. But in terms of his troubles with the law and everything, I always tried to say, ‘Hey, man. Do better. Get right.’ You don’t wish that type of bad on nobody.”
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