The saga continues between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier even after the scuffle between the two men at the UFC Ultimate Media Day earlier today.
Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to take more shots at Cormier, specifically his physical condition:
“As far being fit, I mean, we all see what he looks like…Maybe I should have had a better choice of words,” Jones said. “I don’t think he’s in the greatest shape. Not only does he have to lose weight to get in shape, but he’s going to have to focus on his tactics to beat me. I just think that’s a tall order.”
“The whole backstory between me and Daniel Cormier, it’s really ridiculous,” Jones said. “Its basically, I ran into the guy behind the stage at the Brock Lesnar-Cain Velasquez fight. I think he approached me, or I approached his group, I’m not sure. He introduced himself, so I sarcastically said to him, ‘So you’re a wrestler,’ he was like ‘yeah, I’m a wrestler blah blah blah.’ I was like ‘dude, I bet I could take you down.’ It was me trying to be personal, it was me trying to be friendly, it was me trying to have an inside joke with someone I didn’t know.
“I had no clue he was such a prideful person, and at the moment I guess he just got really offended, which was very immature on his part,” Jones continued. “He decided I had disrespected his great name he decided he didn’t like me and had some sort of personal vendetta against me. I think the whole thing’s silly.”