Jones says he wants to be classier after his rematch against Cormier at UFC 214, Cormier says he more prepared this time (w/video)

By Wade Keller, MMATorch editor

Jon Jones (artist Grant Gould © MMATorch)

On FS1’s “UFC Tonight” this week, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier talked about their main event fight at UFC 214. The following are key highlights:

•Jon Jones on his emotions: “I’ve brought it with me thus far. I train four times a day. I think that’s a lot. I train, rehydrate, rest and train. I live to train. It’s hard. I’m 30 years old. I say Jon, you should chill. Then I think about DC and I’m pretty sure that he’s not training four times a day. He encourages me to train more. I’ve fought the top guys. I’m always the same guy come fight night – no nervousness or butterflies. I’m doing what God put me on my planet to do – fighting. I’m not a commentator or anything. My passion is to be the best fighter in the world. I go out there and fight.”

 •Cormier on Jones’s commentary: “You tried to have a commentator job and you sucked.”

 •Jones on his commentator effort: “I was offered it. But I was young. You know what I don’t suck at? You saw it. You were crying. Actually, I don’t want to be a commentator. I just want to beat you.”

•Cormier on what will be different this time: “We’ve prepared for him in training camp. I’ve always said he’s a special talent. You have to do things different for him. Had we fought last July, I wouldn’t have been prepared. But I’ve had two and a half years to prepare. All those other guys were just speed bumps.”

•Jones on if he’ll shake hands with Cormier after the fight: “Absolutely, I’d like to. I feel bad after the last fight. I’ll be more classy this time.”

•Cormier on what he’ll say to Jones after he beats him: “What are you going to say this time? I love that he did that. You kick me while I’m down, and it made me train harder. One of the favorite things you say, this is combat. That made me train so much harder. I saw you crying when you got popped for steroids.”

•Jones on why he didn’t talk to Dana White for so long: “Dana reached out a few times, but I just didn’t answer his calls or text messages. Dana’s shown his true colors. When you’re making him money, you’re his everything, but he’s not when you’re not he disappears. Now I’m just talking to Ari when it comes to business.”

Watch video of them speaking about the fight HERE.

NOW CHECK OUT KENNY FLORIAN AND MICHAEL BISPING’S PICKS FOR WHO WILL WIN: On FS1’s “UFC Tonight,” both Florian and Cormier pick Cormier to beat Jones at UFC 214


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