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Thursday, 11/08/2012, 10:06 am

Cormier: ‘I have fought higher caliber opponents at this stage than Jones’

“I said that I would only take that fight if Cain was UFC heavyweight champion and I was offered the fight with Jones; that was the stipulation. I am totally content at staying at heavyweight. My diet is pretty much whatever I want, I don’t need to cut really any weight and I still am fast an able to compete with a lot of people in my weight class, why move from it?

Who I have fought and how I have fought, it says something about me. That shows that I am content fighting wrestlers, bigger guys, jiu jitsu guys, all the division has to offer, I’m ok with and ready for it. When you look at my record at 10-0 as a professional and look at Jon Jones record when he was 10-0, who was his toughest guy? Stephan Bonnar and he did not finish him. I have fought higher caliber opponents at this stage in my career than Jon did in his at 9-1; His tenth fight was Matt Hammil.”

(via fight hub tv)


16 Responses to “Cormier: ‘I have fought higher caliber opponents at this stage than Jones’”

  1. danielrchargers says:

    this man Is a Real Olympic Wrastler. Jone Jones would Die.

    • Daniel Cormier needs a timeout says:

      because not only is he obsessed with Jones, he’s obsessed with how accomplished Jones has become and the respect he has earned, that Cormier is getting knit-picky in comparing himself to Jones! “Compare my first 10 fights to Jones’, and I fought better fighers?” What? So, Mitrione’s first opponent was better than JDS’s first opponent, so Mitrione is better???? Is that the logic Cormier has adopted???? Cormier has 8 years on Jones in age also! If Cormier doesn’t think he’s at his peak, he is in denial.

      Cormier is unproven. Bigfoot & Barnett? Really? Cormier needs to stop crying and get in the UFC and PROVE HIMSELF.

  2. Rafael Payano says:

    This man is a very good fighter and I think he should be in the UFC. But he has not another MMA fighter on bones level.

  3. mike says:

    Mr. Cormier, please go knock jon jones down a few pegs. after watching you rag-doll josh barnett, there is no doubt you are top shelf talent in any division. PLEASE!

  4. Xaninho says:

    I don’t like Jones at all, but higher caliber fighters? Like who?

  5. Danny says:

    Higher Caliber fighters? Who have you fought cormier? Jones swept through machida, shogun, evans, bonnar, vera, Bader and the list goes on. Cormier you have fought NOBODY. You may have greater wrestling but in an MMA fight Jones would beat your ass till no end. And all you fools who think that cormier would beat jones i just laugh because you people must not watch MMA.

  6. yeahrightman says:

    Yeah he’s a good fighter but he’s no rocket scientist. He has only one real fight that proves anything and that is Barnett. But really, in Hindsight, that was a perfect match up for him. A wrestler who is not good enough to take him down who can’t box very well (Barnett fits all those.) If they fight at LH, I’d give Cormier the Edge. If they fight at Heavy I’d say Jones at 240+ lbs could be the favorite.

  7. jay says:

    He saying when jones was at the same point in his career which is 10-0 he hadn’t fought high caliber fighters like he (cormier) has. He’s not saying after that he didn’t… obviously machida, shogun, and evans are higher than who he has faced.

  8. GRT 3000 says:

    Big fuckin’ deal; there goes Cormier name droppin’ again. And since JBJ’s 10-0 record he’s gone on to ‘clean out’ an (entire) high caliber division in the ‘UFC’. Not some B league promotion full of cans and washed up fighters. When this doucher can say he’s done all that, only then can he name drop to the extent he does.

  9. squid says:

    jones dont want anything to do with cormier cause he knows this guy would kill him.

  10. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Cormier would kick Jones’ a’ss no problem but we all know Greg “NO ACTION” Jackson would turn down that fight and have some LAME A”ss EXCUSE as usual. Cormier would beat JOnes at 205 or HW and anyone who thinks any different hasn’t a clue

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