Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will once again be eligible to compete on Oct. 28, 2018 following a failed drug test from back at UFC 214. Consequently, many fight fans are hopeful for a trilogy rematch against longtime heated rival Daniel Cormier.
Speaking to ESPN, Jon Jones has since come forward to reveal that he is not interest in facing D.C. a third time however.
“No, I don’t. I already have all the marbles when it comes to Daniel Cormier. I’ve beaten him twice. This game has never been personal. What is personal to me is chasing greatness, not individuals. So in the case of myself and Daniel Cormier, he needs to fight myself one more time if he ever wants to be considered one of the all-time greats. I don’t need to fight him again to be considered one of the all-time greats. I have many more years to prove it.”
“Not really. Challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight championship would be me making it personal, and it’s not personal. I’m not the one who went home crying the first and second times we fought. That was him. There’s nothing inside of me that wants to take things from him or make his life harder in any way. I just want what’s rightfully mine. He can have what’s rightfully his and we can all get along.”