Although Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally got after it in January, according to the latter, their well documented rivalry is still very much alive.
As you recall, before Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor were burning up the internet with their apparent feud, the beef between Jones and Cormier was continually making headlines. The light-heavyweights fought on January 3 at UFC 182, but according to Cormier, his feeling towards the champ haven’t changed.
“There is no relationship between Jon and I. He won, he won on January 3rd, but that’s pretty much all that happened,” said Cormier. “Nothing changed, nothing will change and we will fight again and we’ll make sure the results different.
“We were in one place together at the same time and we didn’t really talk or see each other or anything so it’s whatever. I don’t really have any desire to talk to him or try and end things or anything. I don’t really want to be around him because I don’t know what’s going to happen, honestly. I can’t say that I would not lose my s— if we were around each other.”
The 36 year-old “DC” went on to say that he plans on “moving through Ryan Bader pretty good”, and then start campaigning for a rematch with Jones. That’s understandable, considering Cormier’s feelings about Jones, but depending on what transpires in the light-heavyweight division over the coming months, “DC” could have to wait a long, long time.
Jones is scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23rd, but if he wins, there’s considerable speculation that “Bones” will take some fights at heavyweight.
Of course, Bader is certainly no push over either. The former TUF winner and explosive wrestler has won four straight fights and is coming off a decision win over Phil Davis. If Cormier does score an impressive win, however, it would certainly be a big step back towards a title shot.
Cormier-Bader will take place on June 6th at UFC FN 68, which will go down in New Orleans.