Jon Jones on “excuse maker” Daniel Cormier: “I bet it was his ‘destiny’ to beat Cael Sanderson all eight times he lost”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones (photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today)

Daniel Cormier’s latest comments about his impending rematch with Jon Jones have drawn a reaction, as Jones took to Twitter to give some thoughts of his own.

Cormier said this week that he didn’t fight his best against Jones the first time around, and believes he’s destined to beat Jones in the rematch. That’s something Jones simply finds amusing.

Penick’s Analysis: Jones is coming back focused and intending to be better than he was before. Does Cormier have it in him to best that? It’s hard to see that being the case given what we know of what Jones was doing in the lead up into that fight. If Cormier’s better in that rematch than in the first fight, Jones should be expected to be as well. There’s simply no objective reason to believe Cormier is the better fighter with how that fight went, because Jones proved otherwise last January, and will set out to do the same whenever this fight happens.

[Photo (c) Jayne-Kamin Oncea via USA Today Sports]

Attention iPhone/iPad users, if you’ve enjoyed our app in the past and followed us there, or if you’ve never checked it out, make sure to update to the latest version in the Apple store. We’ve launched a new look for the app, in line with our recent desktop overhaul. Make sure to check it out! An update to our Android app is on its way soon as well, so Android users keep an eye out for that update soon!

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.