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Jon Jones Thinks Daniel Cormier “Wants What I Have”

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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier continue to let the verbal shots fly ahead of their meeting at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California this July.

Cormier will attempt to make his third light heavyweight title defense against “Bones”, who will return to Octagon action just in time as he is set to come off a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension which stems to a failed drug test prior to UFC 200. Jones and Cormier were initially scheduled to rematch at last summer’s event, however, Jones was flagged days out from the event and was removed.

It was announced during the UFC’s Summer Kickoff press conference last week that the hated rivals will finally get their opportunity to settle their differences once and for all. Jones recent joined UFC Tonight to discuss his upcoming bout with Cormier, and stated that although he may not be champ anymore, “DC” still wants what Jones has (quotes via FOX Sports):

“Daniel’s a guy, he wants what I have and I know that sounds weird cause he has the belt, but he wants what I have,” Jones said. “He wants to be known as the guy and he’s simply not no matter what he tries to tell himself. I can only imagine being in his position. He lost to me and I’m sure he’s a prideful guy, I know he’s a prideful guy and he considers himself a champion but the truth is you’re not a champion.

“You never won the NCAA’s. You never won at the Olympics. You never won the UFC light heavyweight championship and Strikeforce, I mean who can’t win that belt?”

Cormier immediately responded by stating that while he may have never won any of the prestigious tournaments he competed in, he at least got the opportunity to experience them – unlike Jones:

“He talks about I’m not the man. I didn’t win the NCAA tournament, I didn’t win the Olympics. I went to the NCAA tournament. I went to the Olympics. All these things he wished to have done in his life, I actually did and got to experience,” Cormier said. “When he talks about I want what he has, I believe his life would be good if it was the way that I did. Going to college, finishing school, having all these other things that I have accomplished. That’s your issue Jon Jones. You want what I got.

“July 29, you get to try to take it back. It ain’t happening. It’s not happening. I will beat Jon Jones down in Anaheim.”

In what may be quite possibly the most long-winded trash talk battle in UFC history, the smack talk continues between the two top light heavyweights in the world, and will do so until lte July 29 – if the fight even happens.

It’s been scheduled many times before, of course, and Jones is still yet to be cleared from his suspension, after all. The fight will almost certainly be one of the top drawing events of 2017, but fans will understandably be cautiously optimistic about the bout until the cage door is shut.

  • michaelchimique

    Jones is just a douchebag. DC DID win the UFC title.
    the fact that he won it by beating rumble and not Jones is Jon’s fault

  • Jamie Eyeles

    Really Jon, he wants your habit? Your hit and run record? Get real.

  • marshall

    Really Jon, he wants your habit? Your hit and run record? Get real

  • jess fenchley aka meatcrusher

    Really Jon, he wants your habit? Your hit and run record? Get real

  • André Amorim

    Really Jon, he wants your habit? Your hit and run record? Get real

    • Michael Collins

      All of u’ll r some silly people to belittle Jon Jones. He made several mistakes in life as we all do. Before u criticize anyone else go take a look at the person in the mirror. And to make that an open discussion about this guy losing a father u got to be the scumbags of the earth.

  • Bill Wolf

    Really Jon, he wants your habit? Your hit and run record? Get real.

  • JamesC

    Jon is starting to embrace his inner jerk and be who he really is. He tried so hard for so long to be this christian nice guy. He just isnt that guy. I liked that Jones comment of “one weekend I did cocaine and the next I beat your ass.” I like it not because I respect him for his actions, but I at least respect the honesty.

    Ironically, DC is becoming less honest. He is actually not a jerk and he is trying to play that up a little bit. DC is just embracing being entertaining. He realizes he wants to make money in the short window he has left so he is playing it up. He realizes Jones is playing the role of fallen hero, so he has to play the villain to sell.

    In truth, if anyone asks ourselves who we would rather be or more importantly who would we want our children to be between these two there is no question it is DC. Which is crazy because given their childhoods you expect the guy who was raised with his brothers by a preacher to be better off than the guy who was raised in a divorce situation where a parent was murdered.

    • Michael Collins

      All of u’ll r some silly people to belittle Jon Jones. He made several mistakes in life as we all do. Before u criticize anyone else go take a look at the person in the mirror. And to make that an open discussion about this guy losing a father u got to be the scumbags of the earth

      • JamesC

        Go back and read what I wrote. I am not belittling Jon. But lets be honest we all make mistakes but we all dont do coke and run away from the scene of a crime. We all dont try to cheat at our jobs. I think his biggest mistake is what Rashad Evans alluded to during their build up. Jon tried to be fake and that is off putting to people. Now that he is no longer being fake he is less off putting.

        DC has publicly talked about the loss of his father. Once again you are missing my point. I am complimenting him for being such a great guy despite the type of adversity that would cripple most people. Relax bro.

        • Michael Collins

          U relax doing cocaine, drinking or anything else doesn’t make one no worst than the other. Jon Jones is the most talented fighter that I have ever seen in my life and people hates him because he is so good at what he does. One thing I have learned in life a person can do a thousand good deeds but when they make one mistake society will hold that against them for life.

          • JamesC

            Did I ever say he was a worse person? I think its fair to say that all things being equal that the person who does coke and flees an accident is a worse decision maker and a lesser role model than the person who doesnt do those things regardless of that persons ability to beat people up.

            You are right depending on the nature of the mistake things are held against people for life. Choices have consequences. For example, rape, murder, etc are generally held against a person for life. Jon is not to that level, but he did hit a pregnant woman with his car and ran from it. That does say something about his character. He has repeatedly lied about his substance abuse. That says somethign about his character. He has come up dirty and hid from USADA. The problem is that these are patterns of behavior not one time incidents. Nobody is saying Jon should be in jail. But to say that he is a role model or has good character is a stretch.

          • Allen Eltor

            Obviously you haven’t watched a lot of fighting. Jon Jones is NOT one of the greatest martial artists ever. He’s a VERY large guy for his weight class who has a VARIED skill set.

            He’s FAR – FAR from the most talented fighter in recent years.

  • Shock Wave

    DC has to come to terms that he will never achieve, in the cage, what Jon has done.

    Including beating him in the cage.

    It’s simply not possible.

  • Allen Eltor

    I think that’s funny as hell you guys all sayin the same thing.