‘I’m The Champ, I Didn’t Disqualify Myself Like Jon Jones Did’

May 24, 2015 4:21 pm by BJPENN.COM News
Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier stepped into the octagon and dominated the only obstacle standing in his way of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Jon Jones was originally slated to fight at UFC 187, however legal troubles forced him out of the fight and ultimately cost him his position as champion.

Jones was stripped of his gold and Cormier won it in the main-event last night.

When asked if he felt like if he was the real champion during the post fight press conference, Cormier pointed to his belt and asked, “You see what’s sitting right there? That’s a gold belt. That thing’s reserved for the UFC champion. I didn’t disqualify myself from competition. Jon did.”

Cormier quickly gave Jones respect where it was due, but he was concentrated on celebrating his victory Saturday night. “Jon’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. We all know that. But, he disqualified himself from this competition right now. So I am the champion. I’m very proud of what I accomplished tonight.”

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