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Jon Jones Posts Lengthy Reflection on 1-Year Anniversary of UFC 214 Bout vs. Daniel Cormier

One year ago, it looked like Jon Jones was back.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Cormier: Jones’ Legacy Is As Tainted As Lance Armstrong’s

Jon Jones is still sitting idle on the UFC sidelines as his team works to avoid a four year suspension from USADA over (another) failed drug test, this one on the eve of his second fight with Daniel Cormier. Jones ended up knocking Cormier out in brutal fashion, but the record books will forever list their rematch as a No Contest.

That doesn’t change how things really went down in the minds of many fans, or in the mind of Jones. Jon made that abundantly clear when the UFC’s Twitter account asked if Cormier could be considered the GOAT if he beats heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.

”If he’s in the conversation, does that make me the motherf**king man?” Jones tweeted.

CBS Sports reached out to Cormier regarding the tweets, and for half a second the 205 pound champ seemed like he wasn’t going to engage.

”He doesn’t have a platform and I refuse to give him a platform,” Cormier replied before immediately giving him a platform. “He’s a nobody. He has been suspended again. He’s mired in controversy for drug abuse. Your issues are tied to steroids, performance enhancers. You don’t get a platform when you’re like that. It’s like me glorifying Lance Armstrong.”

And as far as Cormier is concerned, Jon’s accomplishments should be severely downgraded, just like Armstrong’s were once the truth of his PED usage came out.

“[Jones] won the fight but, hey, since USADA has gotten involved with the UFC, he only fought one time,” Cormier said. “He has had four fights scheduled. So he fought Ovince [Saint Preux] and he fought me but that second one was a no contest. The Ovince fight was the only time he fought and there was no controversy surrounding it. So I’m pretty sure there was some dirty stuff going on, that’s why the test results were all jacked up in December.”

Cormier is referencing a drug test result in the month leading up to their first fight at the end of 2014. Not only did Jones test positive for cocaine metabolites (which surprisingly enough are not banned outside of fight week), but his testosterone to epitestosterone levels were suspiciously low. Combine that with his future drug failures and it’s no wonder “DC” has written off Jones’ entire UFC career as illegitimate. Being able to sweep aside those two crushing losses is just an extra bonus.

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Cormier: Jones’ Legacy Is As Tainted As Lance Armstrong’s

Jon Jones is still sitting idle on the UFC sidelines as his team works to avoid a four year suspension from USADA over (another) failed drug test, this one on the eve of his second fight with Daniel Cormier. Jones ended up knocking Cormier out in brutal fashion, but the record books will forever list their rematch as a No Contest.

That doesn’t change how things really went down in the minds of many fans, or in the mind of Jones. Jon made that abundantly clear when the UFC’s Twitter account asked if Cormier could be considered the GOAT if he beats heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.

”If he’s in the conversation, does that make me the motherf**king man?” Jones tweeted.

CBS Sports reached out to Cormier regarding the tweets, and for half a second the 205 pound champ seemed like he wasn’t going to engage.

”He doesn’t have a platform and I refuse to give him a platform,” Cormier replied before immediately giving him a platform. “He’s a nobody. He has been suspended again. He’s mired in controversy for drug abuse. Your issues are tied to steroids, performance enhancers. You don’t get a platform when you’re like that. It’s like me glorifying Lance Armstrong.”

And as far as Cormier is concerned, Jon’s accomplishments should be severely downgraded, just like Armstrong’s were once the truth of his PED usage came out.

“[Jones] won the fight but, hey, since USADA has gotten involved with the UFC, he only fought one time,” Cormier said. “He has had four fights scheduled. So he fought Ovince [Saint Preux] and he fought me but that second one was a no contest. The Ovince fight was the only time he fought and there was no controversy surrounding it. So I’m pretty sure there was some dirty stuff going on, that’s why the test results were all jacked up in December.”

Cormier is referencing a drug test result in the month leading up to their first fight at the end of 2014. Not only did Jones test positive for cocaine metabolites (which surprisingly enough are not banned outside of fight week), but his testosterone to epitestosterone levels were suspiciously low. Combine that with his future drug failures and it’s no wonder “DC” has written off Jones’ entire UFC career as illegitimate. Being able to sweep aside those two crushing losses is just an extra bonus.

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Tyron Woodley: Jon Jones Called Me Personally to Offer Assistance in Fight Against Colby Covington

Ultimate Fighting Championship interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has made his fair share of enemies along the way during his UFC career, including his former college roommate Jon Jones.
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How Good Would Jones Have Been Had He Tried?

Dana White has had his fair share of ups and downs with former Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

While the two have enjoyed a fruitful financial relationship due to Jon’s star power, White has had more headaches than he would’ve liked at the expense of Jon’s troubles outside of the cage, which have seen him have run-ins with Johny Law and fail multiple drug tests.

It’s those transgressions that have cause Jones to miss a lot of time away from the cage thanks to multiple suspensions. And since he can’t compete, his legacy can’t improve. According to White, had Jon tried to stay out of trouble, the sky truly was the limit.

“The whole Jon Jones thing drives me crazy,” White told the MMA Roasted podcast via MMA News. “Honestly, Jon Jones — the greatest of all time, the greatest to ever do it — and the thing that’s really frustrating, imagine if this guy tried. Imagine if he tried even a little bit. How incredibly amazing this guy could have been,” added White.

While Jon and White haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, the outspoken president won’t bash his ex-champion’s abilities.

“He could have been the biggest star ever. God knows what he would have finished accomplishing in light heavyweight and then in the heavyweight division, maybe he would have had a title defense [record] at heavyweight that would never been broken. The endorsements, everything that that guy could have been is unbelievable.”

Of course, despite this statement, Jones isn’t finished with his combat career, though it is currently in limbo due to his latest failed drug test.

While on hiatus, his team is confident Jon is only improving his game for his much-anticipated return. If and when he does return — based on the outcome of this – Jones could be moving up to Heavyweight to face former division champion Brock Lesnar.

And who knows, a win over Brock could be enough to earn a championship fight against the winner of this championship bout.

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