mma / News

Jon Jones Isn’t Interested In Trilogy Fight With Daniel Cormier

November 3, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Jon Jones

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Jon Jones said that he’s not interested in a fight with Daniel Cormier because has “nothing to prove.” Here are highlights:

On a third fight with Cormier: “There’s no reason to grant (Cormier) a fight. He got knocked out the last time we fought.”

On Cormier moving back down to defend the light heavyweight title: “Defend the belt that was never his? I don’t understand how that works. If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he’ll challenge one of the contenders for my belt.”

On a possible heavyweight fight: “I would fight ‘DC’ at heavyweight, but I feel I have nothing to prove. I’ve beaten him twice. I feel like fighting him at heavyweight is putting all the cards in his favor. I have nothing to prove against Daniel Cormier. I always say that a lot of this fighting is not personal to me. My goals are just to be great. It’s not about these individual rivals. So me challenging Daniel Cormier would be making it a personal thing. If he had beat me, then I could see me challenging him, but it’s like, I’ve done enough to that guy. I’m going to let him breathe easy and enjoy some of his stuff.”

article topics :

Jon Jones, Joseph Lee