Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have been trading shots back and forth in interviews leading up to their UFC 178 bout on September 27th for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Cormier spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss the fight, and even invite Jon Jones to target his injured knee.
“If he didn’t, I’d be very disappointed. As a competitor, I’d be very disappointed in Jon Jones if he didn’t. As a competitor he’s had injuries too, that I need to target and I am going to.”
“You just got to watch and see. I believe in myself 110 percent. There is a badder man out there for everyone of us. As good as Jon Jones is, there is somebody that can beat Jon Jones. I believe I am that guy. And there is somebody out there that can beat me. I don’t know who that is, it could be Rashad Evans, it could be Glover Teixeira, it could be one of those guys that are just better than I am. But I believe that on Sept. 27, reach and height, none of that is going to matter because I believe I have the ability to beat Jon and i have the ability to compete with Jon and the confidence in knowing that I can get the job done. This is the first time you have two undefeated guys fighting for the championship. This is a big deal, man, This is the type of fight we need in MMA to show that guys can sustain being undefeated for a long time, get to the top of the sport and fight each other for the ultimate prize. This is a big deal. I can feel it, I know Jon can feel it and I can’t wait for it.”