Dana White says Jon Jones’ fight with Daniel Cormier will be his first fight sober

By Russell Ess - March 9, 2016

Apparently Jon Jones has spent his entire career partying and on some sort of substances. “Bones” has been widely considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in the game and many people have talked about Jones already being the best MMA fighter in history.

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What will he be able to accomplish completely sober?

UFC President Dana White spoke with ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell and had the surprising bit of information ahead of Jones’ rematch with current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

“I am super excited for that fight,” White said.

“If you listen to the banter back and forth by now, between them you know Cormier is obviously saying what a bad guy he is. He (Jones) says, ‘Hey listen, let me tell you this. I have never fought sober. This is the first time I’ve ever been sober for a fight camp.’ You know what I mean?

“The whole time he’s been training, his whole life he’s never been sober. So now he’s sober, and he was destroying people then. What is he going to be like now that he is serious, you know?

“He wants that belt back and there is nothing that Daniel Cormier wants more than to beat Jon Jones. Rivalries with guys that are so talented, so good and hate each other so much are very fun.”

What do you think fight fans? Will we see Jon Jones unlock a new level in his performance by eliminating some of the vices in his life? Let us know in the comment section who you see winning the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

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