By Mike Bohn |
March 1, 2021 11: 30 pm
Cormier, said on the most modern episode of his podcast, “DC & Helwani,” that he didn’t judge Jones’ (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) knockout power would translate efficiently to the heavyweight division as “Bones” works towards transferring up a weight class following years of dominance at mild heavyweight, together with two bouts with his arch enemy.
“Jon Jones is no longer going to knock out somebody (at heavyweight),” Cormier said. “He doesn’t hit onerous enough. If he couldn’t knock these dudes out at 205 (pounds), he’s no longer knocking these heavyweights out.”
The feedback for Cormier rapid reached Jones’ radar and clearly didn’t sit successfully with him. Jones’ most most modern updates like claimed he’s within the suggest time weighing 252 pounds, and all indicators point to “Bones” making his heavyweight debut towards the winner of the Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou rematch taking map at UFC 260 on March 27.
Jones it appears did no longer feel the need to offer any words in response, as a change simply posting video of Cormier’s put up-fight interview from UFC 214 in July 2017, as successfully because the sequence preceding it. Cormier shed tears after he used to be stopped by Jones within the third spherical by head kick (by Instagram):
The evident hole in Jones’ response is that while he did invent Cormier with strikes at UFC 214, the result doesn’t stand as an legit remove on his document. Jones examined particular for efficiency-enhancing tablets within the aftermath of the fight, and his remove used to be overturned to a no contest.
Cormier has since said that while the records don’t judge what occurred within the octagon that night, he does feel he went 0-2 towards Jones in their rivalry. But after all, he wouldn’t let Jones bag away with out reminding him of his missteps (by Twitter):
There is a distinction punch vs kick, you’re restful as monotonous as you’ve regularly been, you’ll by no technique surprise me. Dance for me, I will regularly create you transfer. And lastly , this fight didn’t count need to you forgot there used to be a anguish…… be acutely aware? https://t.co/JMP2lVXP9R
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 2, 2021
There were u.s.a.and downs within the feud between the two aspects within the years since they closing shared the octagon, however the most modern change proves one more time that the bitter emotions might per chance furthermore honest by no technique totally diffuse.