Jon Jones: ‘Daniel Cormier Was Never The Light Heavyweight Champion As He Never Beat Me’

Jon Jones: ‘DC Is No Champ Champ’

Jon Jones returns to UFC Octagon last night (Sat., Dec. 29, 2018) in the main headliner of UFC 232 PPV event after sitting on a shelf for a year and a half due to a failed drug test, yet his recent pre-fight sample also came out abnormal that caused a lot of stir among fans and fighters. Regardless of that fiasco ‘Bones’ came with the full swing and defeated his longtime rival Alexander Gustafsson via third-round TKO to reclaimed light heavyweight gold, recently vacated by Daniel Cormier.

After the big win, ‘Bones’ immediately turned his attention to No. 1 rival Daniel Cormier who held the belt while Jones struggled to keep his fighting career from falling due to PEDs related issues.

”I know there’s a guy who’s been calling himself champ-champ, aha!” Jones told Joe Rogan in the cage. “I mean … what guy just gives up his belt because someone comes home? Daddy’s home, DC. Prove to the fans you’re the champ-champ. Come get a taste. I’m here. Get your belt back.”

Given a history between Cormier and Jones, ‘DC’ didn’t hold back and reacted to ‘Bones’ last night win.

I mean shit, he should win,” wrote Cormier. Dude starts with a head start every time.”

Shortly after his previous tweet, ‘DC” responds to Dominick Cruz that he’d he be open to a trilogy fight as long Jones comes out clean.

“You just said outside of all the testing stuff,” wrote Cormier to Cruz. “Is there really stuff outside of the testing? Or we just do more testing and neither of us fails. That would be best case! We do that I’ll be back at 205!”

Now Cormier is no more light heavyweight champ, as Jon Jones got back what he always thought it’s his. Moreover, ‘Bones’ believe that Cormier was never a true champ-champ at 205-pound as he never beat him said at UFC 232 post-fight press conference. (h/t MMAMania)

“He works his hardest to try to discredit and try to de-legitimatize the fact that I beat him twice,” Jones said. “And the only thing I want to de-legitimatize is his claim of being the light heavyweight champion. He was never the light heavyweight champion. He never beat me. This has been my era since 2011.”

“I want to make that loud and clear. DC is no champ-champ. When we talk about an asterisk next to my name, there’s always gonna be an asterisk next to the idea of him being a champ-champ. The only way he can shut me up, what I’m saying right now, is to beat my ass. It’s simple.”

While Cormier already discussed his retirement plan, when he hit his 40th birthday in March. But according to UFC head honcho, Dana White said at UFC 232 presser that he sees a fire in Cormier’s eyes last night and believes ‘DC’ should fight three more times before hangs his gloves for good.

“So I was talking to Cormier during the Jones fight and he was all fired up,” White said at the press conference. “He was obviously very angry this week leading into this fight, and there was talk from his camp about him retiring without another fight, or maybe he was just going to fight one more fight. It sounds to me like Cormier’s ready to fight two or three more fights before he thinks about hanging it up.”

“And you know me: I’m always the first to say when it’s time for somebody to retire. Cormier’s the man, it’s not time for Cormier to retire. There’s big fights out there for him that people care about, and legacy type stuff like we were saying about Amanda [Nunes] and Cyborg. Cormier will fight anybody. Cormier hates Jones so bad. He was on a rampage this week, and he was being a bit of a … drama mama this week. But I don’t blame him. They hate each other. When you hate somebody that bad, it brings the worst out in you.”

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