UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones isn’t even in the same division as Daniel Cormier, yet he has been dealing with questions about the unbeaten heavyweight for a year based on Cormier’s desire to drop down to 205 pounds and ability to do so with enough warning. Though both men have their hands full at the moment, fighting Alexander Gustafsson and Roy Nelson respectively, it definitely seems as though the talented athletes are on a collision course.
While that may indeed be true, Jones recently made it clear he’s grown tired of talking about Cormier and doesn’t think the ex-Olympian’s arsenal is all that impressive to begin with.
“I hate answering questions about him. He’s just not relevant to me. There are so many great fighters in the light-heavyweight division,” said Jones at a UFC World Tour stop in Las Vegas in a conversation captured by MMAJunkie. “He’s not even Top 5 in his division…He has, like, 20,000 Twitter followers. He has short reach, bad cardio (and) he looked terrible in his last fight. It’s like, I’m not worried about him at all.”
Not done taking shots at Cormier, Jones concluded, “‘DC’ is a guy who really wants to be famous. I don’t think he wants to work hard. I think he just wants to be famous. You can see it in his physique.”
Jones is scheduled to face Gustafsson on September 21 at UFC 165 with Cormier challenging Nelson a few weeks later at UFC 166. “Bones” is 18-1 with fifteen finishes and wins over a number of former UFC champions, while Cormier holds a career mark of 12-0 including success against Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, and Frank Mir.
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