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Wednesday, 05/28/2014, 05:01 am

D.C. To Jon Jones: “Don’t run from me little guy”

“Listen, I have not lost a fight, I have not lost a round. I am 15-0, Jon Jones is undefeated, why not put two undefeated guys in the cage and see who the best is? Don’t run from me little guy, I’m ready. The more you wait Jon Jones, the worse it’s going to get because I am going to continue to get better. You should have got me a year ago because now, I’m not sure you have any chance at all actually.”

During a recent stint on Fox Sports 1, UFC 173 winner, Daniel Cormier called out the champ, Jon Jones, and discussed why he believes he deserves a shot at the belt.

He also said,

Daniel Cormier on the fans booing his strategy and whether he considered standing up with Dan Henderson: “It won’t happen; I’ve got to fight my strategy and I’ve got to fight the way I’ve trained to fight. If I go out and fight and give Dan Henderson a chance, it could ruin what I’m trying to work towards.”

Cormier on being one of the most improved fighters in the UFC and what he is the most proud of in his development: “I’m very proud of my wrestling, but I’ve spent a lifetime trying to develop that. The one thing that I’ve improved the most is the jiu-jitsu. I’ve got a great coach in Leandro Vieira. He works with me all the time individually, I’ve got great training partners and that’s why I am improving. I heard people booing because I was controlling him from the top, but I knew eventually a submission or something would present itself and I just waited for it.”

Cormier on his pace being a challenge for his opponents: “I try to go hard and I try to push the guys. When you see a guy put his hands on his knees before the third round, you actually know you’ve got him. I scream at my coaches every day because they try to switch partners. I’m like, ‘Guys, this is what I work for: I work for the third round when the guy is so exhausted I can just beat him up.’ There’s nobody to switch out with a guy in the octagon, so I try to just go as hard as I can to make guys work and make them uncomfortable and it happened tonight.”

On why he deserves to fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones: “Listen, I have not lost a fight, I have not lost a round. I am 15-0, Jon Jones is undefeated, why not put two undefeated guys in the cage and see who the best is? Don’t run from me little guy, I’m ready. The more you wait Jon Jones, the worse it’s going to get because I am going to continue to get better. You should have got me a year ago because now, I’m not sure you have any chance at all actually.”

Cormier on his confidence that he can beat Jones: “I believe I can beat him with every fiber of my being.”

 

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