Daniel Cormier can’t let go of the past of ‘scammers’ Jon Jones
Former UFC two-category champion Daniel Cormier is still unhappy that Jon Jones failed multiple drug tests during their rivalry.
Cormier was recently a guest on “The Pivot Podcast” and he talked about his experience with Jones. “DC” and Jones fought twice in the promotion’s light weight division. They first met in 2015 at UFC 182 when “Bones” was the 205-pound king of the heavyweight division and Cormier boasted an undefeated 15-0 professional MMA record. Jones won the match by unanimous decision but was later stripped of his title after violating the promotion’s Athletes Policy for a run and run incident. which he committed at the end of that year.
They rematched in 2017 at UFC 214 when DC was the light heavyweight champion, and Bones knocked Cormier out with a headbutt in the third round and subsequent punches. However, the fight turned unchallenged after Jones tested positive for turinabol, a performance-enhancing drug.
He also failed a drug test before fighting cocaine for a UFC 182 fight, and in 2016 Bones tried clomiphene, an estrogen blocker.
While on the podcast, Cormier started Jones’s failed drug test.
“He beat me, suspended for the first time,” Cormier said via MMA Junkie. “Next time, steroids, failed. The next time, steroids, failed. It’s like every time we fight, and you get suspended, if we go through the interaction and you win the fight, that memory won’t go away.
“Even though they said it was a no contest, (they) saw (me) losing. It’s true. All he gets is time. Jon Jones even then made $5 million. So Jon Jones, 2017, fight me in Anaheim, win the fight, get ‘and the new champion’ beats me. (Later) they found out he tested positive for steroids. They said, ‘Oh my god, he’s got an 18-month suspension.’ Now you have 18 months, (but) you still get your money. And you’re still only 25, 26 years old. I’m 37, 38 years old. You are 27 years old and you get a year off. It was horrible, but he said the water under the bridge was easy. But for me, it was like, “Man, you did some things to my career that never allowed me to settle down, because now I don’t know.”
Cormier ‘Can’t Let It Go,’ Called Jones A ‘Scammer’
Cormier, who retired in 2020, would have slept better at night if Jones had beaten him without his bad past. However, because the tests failed, DC “couldn’t let it go.”
“I could tell from the fights that maybe this guy was better than me,” Cormier continued. “But I also know that if you don’t do the things that are motivating you, can you really work as hard as I am? … I can’t let it go. He is a scammer. “
DC So Jones vs middleweight champion Israel Adesanya
According to Cormier, the £185th king of the promotion, Israel Adesanya, is doing everything fans and pundits believe Jones will do during his UFC tenure with no history of setbacks in the competition. tests and out-of-the-box controversies.
“He has all these great fighting instincts, but he can’t allow himself to be as great as he is now,” Cormier said. “That’s one thing about Israel Adesanya that I said: He’s becoming everything people thought Jon Jones was going to be, in terms of expanding the range a mixed martial arts fighter can be. Because Jones will be a man.
“If he stays clean, he will be a man, because people love him. All the athletes loved him and what he did.”
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