Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones verdict and possible trilogy: “I’ve moved past that”

As we have all known by now, Daniel Cormier is Jon Jones’ biggest rival in MMA. Not only because has a storied history with him, but because they have fought twice and Cormiert has never been able to defeat him.

However, on yesterday evening’s UFC Tonight, Cormier was able to give his opinion on the verdict of Jones USADA suspension.

Upon having to answer these questions about his arch nemesis again, Cormier was not all that adamant.

“I’m the UFC double champion,” Cormier said. “I have bosses in the back and I’m talking about this guy because I have to. I’ve moved past that. I went about my business. I went and won another title. This guy, I guess now his suspension’s up. So we’ll see what happens.”

When asked about the possibility of a third bout between him and Jones, Cormier didn’t shy away from the idea, but did make clear his sole focus currently is on an impending UFC heavyweight title defense against former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE mega star, Brock Lesnar.

“I think people get excited, people get excited about the prospect of us fighting again, but I’ve got a fight with Brock Lesnar,” Cormier said. “Why would I look back? Why would I look back to Jones now when I’ve got a fight?

“Obviously, as a competitor I want to fight the guy. He’s beaten me twice. But I’ve got a fight. Why go back? This is a bigger fight. I’ve got a bigger fight with Brock Lesnar. Why should I go back?”

Arbitrators ruled that Jones had taken a tainted supplement unknowingly, which was also apart of the defense  that Jones team was employing when tested positive for a banned substance in July 2016.

While Cormier did not flat out dispute the verdict, or the veracity of Jones testimony, he did however give a stern response in evaluating the decision making of USADA.

“Again, it is what it is. Here’s the deal, when it comes to USADA, they can’t come to my house anymore at 6 a.m,” Cormier said. “What’s the point? They’ve been to my house 15 times, enough.

“USADA, don’t come to my house anymore. You don’t need to. You don’t need to come. I’m not gonna fail a test, I’m not gonna make any mistakes. I’m not gonna have to sit up there and go, ‘I’m serious this time, guys. I promise I wasn’t really trying to cheat.’ It’s never gonna happen with me. 70 times, 70 times since I started wrestling internationally and I have never made a mistake. It’s not that hard. So even me having to sit here and do this again shows that guys are ridiculous.”