Cormier: Skill for skill, I’m better than Jon Jones

January 14, 2016 7:54 am by Evan Bell
Daniel Cormier

It’s been quite a bit of time since Jon Jones was formally reinstated by the UFC, however we still have yet to receive an official date for a rematch between Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

While that hasn’t stopped the men from exchanging verbal jabs via social media, and even agreeing to a backroom fight, Cormier admits that Jones had the better performance in their last fight.

With that being said, DC doesn’t plan on letting that happen again. He spoke on Bruce Buffer’s podcast:

“The truth is, I lost that fight to Jones, but I didn’t fight my best fight,” Cormier told UFC announcer Bruce Buffer on his podcast. “I didn’t fight very well and I still had a lot of moments in that fight. For me going into the next fight, not only do I feel like I’m going to win, I feel I’m supposed to win. I am a better mixed martial artist than Jon Jones. Skill for skill I’m better than that guy.”

“There was a lot of talk and on Jan. 3, 2015 Jon fought the better fight,” said Cormier. “He was the better fighter on that night. He did a phenomenal job of making me fight the way he wanted. As the fight progressed and both of us started to tire a little bit he started to initiate clinches and slowed me down and made me fight the slow fight that he’s very good at. He’s not going to get to do that again this time. I’m already covering those bases. There are a lot of things I did in that first fight that lent to me losing. Not really respecting Jon and his ability to dictate a fight.”

Do you think DC will be able to get his revenge when the pair have their rematch?


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