Although originally having one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport with Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones has undergone considerable personal growth in recent years and has made a public effort to mend fences with his old adversary.
The two seem eager to put the past behind them and put their animosity towards one another to rest after ‘DC’ recently responded to remarks made by the former 205lb king. The former fighter-turned-commentator might be in attendance for his fellow athlete’s heavyweight debut, though nothing is official as of yet.
Jon Jones deservedly offered Daniel Cormier his roses in a number of social media posts, praising the guy for his contributions to both mixed martial arts and professional wrestling.
“Really though, DC, I’m cool with you. I can tell you for who you are because I didn’t lie when I uttered those things during the post-fight interview. In addition to the fact that we are passionate rivals, I admire the way you carry yourself and the wrestling community… interview in person, post-fight interview, and meeting with the coaches. We really are cool, man. I admire your spirit of competition; it inspired me to raise my game. forever appreciative”
In several posts on social media, Jon Jones showed how deservingly great Daniel Cormier is as a pillar of both professional wrestling and mixed martial arts as a whole.
“DC, I’m cool with you, in all seriousness. I can tell you for who you are; at the post-fight interview, I wasn’t lying. In addition to the fact that you and I are passionate rivals, I appreciate the way you represent the wrestling community, our town, and our sport. Interview over dinner, post-fight interview, and coaches’ meeting. We’re so cool, man. I admire your competitive spirit since it inspired me to raise my game. eternally grateful”
Jones will face well-known European Ciryl Gane as he prepares to enter the octagon for the first time in three years. In less than a month, the two will face off in the main event of UFC 285 for the vacant heavyweight title.
Although it’s not yet known if Daniel Cormier will be one of the men on call during the significant bout, it would be a historic occasion if the two could publicly settle their issues in a pre-fight interview before the event.
What happened during the two occasions Jon Jones met Daniel Cormier in combat?
On January 3, 2015, at UFC 182, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, who had been at odds for some time, were finally able to make physical contact.
In a fiercely contested fight, “Bones” prevailed by unanimous decision and solidified his position as the best boxer in the world, but the two would square off once more just two years later.
Cormier received a second shot to defeat his longtime foe after four straight victories following the defeat. Despite the fact that it was a very close fight, Jones was able to knock it out with a powerful head kick and a series of blows; nonetheless, the fight was later declared a no-contest.