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Tuesday, 11/12/2013, 07:19 am

Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier

“The whole story behind me and him is just so silly. I met him, and I came up to him with a big smile on my face. He’s another black guy in the sport, and I felt the need to say hello to him, and I was just like ‘hey man, I hear you’re a great wrestler’ and all this stuff, and he’s like ‘Yeah, yeah, you don’t know who I am?’ I’m like ‘No I don’t know who you are, but my coaches were telling me that you wrestle on the Olympic level.’ And I was like ‘I bet you that I could take you down.’

It was my way of trying to develop a new friendship, and he just took it so seriously, and he was just so offended that I didn’t know who he was, and from that moment on he decided that there was a beef between us. I was just trying to reach out to him at that moment, and he just decided that there wouldn’t be a friendship between us.

It’s cool by me. If this guy has some kind of personal vendetta or chose to have a beef with me it’s fine. It just kind of sucks because both of us being African-American guys in the sport I think we should get along and respect each other, but that’s not the case.”

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, explains the rivalry between himself and top heavyweight fighter Daniel Cormier.

Cormier, ranked #2 in the UFC’s heavyweight division, is planning a drop in weight so that he can challenge Jones for his light-heavyweight strap.


96 Responses to “Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier”

  1. mean170 says:

    Not a fan of Jon Jones, but I think he’d destroy Cormier from the outside, that reach advantage is huge. I don’t think he should even mention Cormier until he makes 205(which he probably hasn’t since high-school). Jones has Glover and Gus coming up soon, why worry about a guy that might make 205.

  2. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    So if Jones was a white guy it would be normal for Cormier to be offended? I don’t get why he needs to emphasize that african-americans should get along?
    I’m not taking sides because I don’t know which one of these guys was in the wrong, but if you’re a douche it doesn’t matter what color you have, you’re still a douche.

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