Jon Jones Says Daniel Cormier “Doesn’t Have The Balls” To Fight Him At Light Heavyweight
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier — one feels that the two men aren’t done with each other, not yet. The UFC Heavyweight Champion has only lost to Jon Jones, while Jon’s victory over Daniel Cormier will be forever shrouded in controversy – at least the first one. Jon defeated Daniel Cormier the second time to get his hands on the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Meanwhile, Cormier moved up a weight class and dethroned Stipe Miocic to become the heavyweight champion.
Jon was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, and was asked about his plans. Jones talked about his plans of moving to heavyweight, and said that there are many interesting fights for him, even if a certain Brock Lesnar never fights again.
“I’m thinking of heavyweight”, Jones told Helwani. “It’s just not at the forefront. I’m making weight just fine. A lot of people assume that I’m bigger than I am. I’m a light heavyweight, a full-sized light heavyweight, who is started to grow this grown man strength. I feel like I’m getting stronger and more wiser in my division, and I feel like heavyweight will come.
“I don’t know what I’m waiting for to go to heavyweight. Things are just going so well where I’m at. There’s no real reason for me to change anything.”
When asked about Brock Lesnar, Jon responded that he will make the move to heavyweight, even if Lesnar never returns to the Octagon.
“No I wasn’t (disappointed). There are a lot of big fights at heavyweight, with or without Brock Lesnar.”
Jones also revealed that he was ‘just talking trash’ with Stipe, and never expected the fight to materialize.
Jon also spoke about Daniel Cormier, and if DC would ever come down to light heavyweight to fight him again.
“He won’t do it”, Jon responded. “I think it takes a lot out of him to make that weight cut. I haven’t seen him in person, but I’ve heard that he’s bigger than ever, and to lose all that weight, and to come up short a third time, it just takes a lot of courage I would imagine. I don’t think he has the balls to do it. I think he knows what to say to people to appear not afraid of me, but I think deep down inside, he knows what it’s like after losing to me twice. Going home and crying, I just doubt that he’s going to do that to himself again.”