Daniel Cormier On Jones’ Punishment: ‘Jon Is Not Getting Off Scot-Free’

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You might have already heard the big news today, that Jon Jones avoided jail time and was given 18 months of probation after he entered a plea agreement stemming from his felony change for fleeing the scene.

After the hearing the UFC and Jones released statements right away. Now, we have word from current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who spoked with MMAFighting following the news.

Cormier essentially said that no one was expecting Jones to actually get jail time. He also thinks that Jones can do some good speaking with children, something that the judge required him to complete and hopes it all makes him a better person.

“When this incident happened, the thought wasn’t really that Jon was going to serve jail time. The hope was that there would be some sort of punishment for his actions, and that was the punishment levied by the judicial system. The system is in place for a reason, so we have to all agree that it’s fair.

“Jon is not getting off scot-free. He will now be able to help young children and talk to them, so that they don’t make mistakes like he has over the course of his life.

“Hopefully on the other side he becomes a better person and he gets back to doing what he does best, and that’s fighting.”

He added, of course, that he would love for Jones to be back in the UFC so that he can fight him next, after he fights Alexander Gustafsson this Saturday at UFC 192, if he wins.

“I would love to fight him. I have to get by Alexander Gustafsson first, and then we’ll see what happens. But yeah, I would love for it to be Jon Jones next.”

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