Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently offered his thoughts on the potential for a trilogy rematch against reigning two-division champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier has since fired back with a response that has turned the conversation into another heated series of trash-talking.
Speaking to RT Sport, Jon Jones revealed that he wants to defeat Daniel Cormier in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.
“My vision is fighting him at light heavyweight first. I think that beating him a third time would really do something to his confidence. In his head, I feel like he thinks he can still beat me, especially because the fight was going fairly well until I knocked him out. I want to crush his confidence. . .
“He said to me once, ‘Jon Jones, I’ll always be that kid in your bracket,’ meaning he will always be in the same tournament as me. I’m sure he regrets that because we always see who ends up in the first place position when we go up against each other, but I want to break his will. I want to break the idea of him thinking he can beat me. I believe doing that at light heavyweight would be the smartest thing to do, for a third time.”
“Leading into our fourth fight, a possible fourth fight for the heavyweight championship of the world, his confidence won’t be in the right spot. It won’t, and I think it will help me take that fourth victory over him and that heavyweight championship from him. I think I have his number.
“No matter how hard he trains, I train a little bit harder. I’m a little bit younger, a bit longer, a little cuter.”
Taking to Twitter, Daniel Cormier has since fired back with a heated response.
“Big goals for a guy that could only achieve them after he finishes getting disciplined for his 3rd drug failure! I mean jeez this guy #Cheater”
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 4, 2018
Now Jon Jones has fired back with a message of his own. Check it out below.
“Must be the roids.”
Must be the roids. pic.twitter.com/qSS25Bk8xC
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 4, 2018