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Old 08-06-2019, 12:22 AM #1
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Default Daniel Cormier admittedly conflicted over potential third fight against Jon Jones

Itís hard for Daniel Cormier to escape the name Jon Jones.

Even with a heavyweight title fight coming up against Stipe Miocic at UFC 241, the 40-year-old former two-division champion will always be associated with Jones, primarily because of the bitter rivalry between them that still stands as one of the most talked about feuds in the history of the sport.

The connection is also that much deeper because Jones is widely considered the greatest fighter of all time with Cormier constantly nipping at his heels for that honor after winning titles at both light heavyweight and heavyweight. Thatís something Jones has never done before, which gives Cormier the leg up in that part of the conversation.

Because Jones and Cormier have separated themselves from the rest of the pack by such a wide margin, itís easy to understand the interest in a third fight between them.

Cormier also routinely gets bombarded with that question because heís made it clear that he only has so much time left in this sport before he retires, which means the clock is ticking on any fight against Jones before he hangs up his gloves.

As much as the fight still interests people like UFC president Dana White, Cormier isnít losing sleep at night about whether or not heíll get the chance to test himself against Jones again before heís done competing.

ďWhen it comes to Jones, I know now with all that Iíve accomplished, I donít need that fight,Ē Cormier explained when speaking to MMA Fighting. ďIíll be fine regardless but it will be something we revisit, me and my team, my management and everybody else and weíll see if itís something we want to do. Ultimately it will be my decision.

ďThings are different. I feel like Jones is competing so many times because he has to try and one, regain the faith of the fans, but also retake his place in the sport and I did that. My place is secure with no question marks, no issues in regards in what Iíve done. It would ultimately be up to me to see what I want to do.Ē


Outside of retirement looming on the horizon, Cormier is also conflicted about a potential third fight against Jones because of the controversy that follows the two of them whenever they are matched up together.

The most recent incident came after Jones knocked out Cormier in their rematch in 2017 and at that point it appeared the rivalry was finished.

That changed when Jones tested positive for steroids following the fight and Cormier was handed back the light heavyweight title he just lost. In the months following that outcome, Cormier went onto defend his belt before then making the move to heavyweight where he defeated Miocic to claim a second UFC title.

Meanwhile, Jones continued to needle Cormier from the sidelines claiming that his light heavyweight championship was illegitimate, which meant he was never really in the exclusive Ďchamp-champí club that included fighters like Conor McGregor and Amanda Nunes.

Cormier canít help but wonder if a third fight against Jones ó even if heís victorious ó wouldnít come with more burden than itís worth in the end.

ďI think at this point in my career and my life, if you ask me these questions three years ago in 2015 after I lost to him the first time, Iíd get all kinds of fired up about everything Jon Jones. Now Iím at a different time in my life,Ē Cormier said. ďMaybe Iíve lost faith in the honor of the sport because I feel that if we fight again, at the end of it win or lose, something extra will always be tied to it and Iím not talking about past interactions.

ďIím talking even after this next one, something will happen and it will just ruin it. Even after our last fight, I was ready to move on. Like OK, you got me and look what happened. I guess I just lost faith in everything.Ē

As much as Cormier understands why the Jonesí questions will continue to follow him even after retirement, heís trying his best to stay focused on the task at hand right now.

Cormier knows looking past someone like Miocic could be disastrous, which is why he canít even contemplate a third fight against Jones until he dispatches the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history for a second time.

ďRight now Iím so focused on Stipe Miocic because hereís the deal. At 205 [pounds], Iím not fighting guys like Volkan Oezdemir anymore, no disrespect to Volkan or Anthony Smith or Thiago Santos. Iím fighting the greatest heavyweight of all time,Ē Cormier said. ďI think I need to be solely focused on that right now.Ē
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:07 AM #2
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I have no desire to see Jon Jones anymore I've let Tyson fury have it for his roid use on here I think it's only fair to let Jon have it as well.he gives UFC a bad name
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:30 PM #3
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If DC fights JBJ again he needs to do it at 265. I think DC's weight is 265 & him cutting to 205 for most of his career for his boy Cain is one of the most loyal things I've seen in combat sports while also being the worst move for his own career. Idk if DC can beat JBJ at any weight, but he's gonna put up the best fight at 265 & when you consider he gave JBJ some good fights at an unnatural weight I don't hate his chance at 265.

Wouldn't be mad if he just walks either. I love these stories of guys walking after a W (assuming he beats Stipe again obviously) & on top. Retiring after a L is so standard & predictable.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:47 PM #4
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Yeah after Stipe try to make the fight happen at heavy and then afterwards, he can announce his retirement.
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