UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones continues to stir the pot. In what is becoming known as the biggest MMA feud of all time, “Bones” will look to settle the score against DC at UFC 182 and it has a great back story. The UFC 178 media day brawl and death threat video rocked the MMA world, and became a viral sensation worldwide.
Speaking with MMAFighting.com, Jones takes a rather unsubtle jab at Cormier in comparing him to the controversial ex-UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen:
“He reminds me of Chael Sonnen when he says things like that,” Jones said dismissively. “No disrespect to Chael. Big fan of Chael, I really developed a respect for Chael. But Chael was very good at the antics and saying things that just aren’t true. For him to say he’s going to make it look easy, I know for a fact he doesn’t believe that in his heart. How can you say that? I don’t know what he’s seeing in my footage of my fights, but to say he believes he’ll win is one thing. To say he’ll make it look easy is just, it’s like saying I can fly.”
“I wouldn’t say this feels like the Rashad fight. It actually feels closer to the Chael Sonnen fight, Chael Sonnen had a job commentating and broadcasting. He’s a very good talker, and he has a way of making people believe. I think if you actually look at our styles and our résumés, and not just listen to the things he says all the time, you may look at the fight a little differently.”
DC has certainly done his fair share of trash talking for this fight, so this is by no means a one-sided tirade by the champion. That being said, he certainly twists the knife on the former Strikeforce GP winner:
“He definitely seems a lot more emotional than I am,” Jones said. “It’s a big opportunity for him. I’m sure his emotions are all over the place when it comes to this fight.
“I have a lot of emotion as well, I’m just more experienced than he is. I heard him say in interviews that I’ve had lots of championships and to him this is everything. This is his first one. This is his whole world. You know, this is my whole world too. I just know how to compose myself a little better than him. I’ve been doing this since I was 23 years old.”
According to Jones, Cormier is a noob-Chael Sonnen. Over to you DC…..