The rivalry between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is still very heated as these UFC legends get into a nasty verbal altercation. In the recent episode of the DC and Helwani show, Daniel Cormier claimed that Jon Jones is out of the GOAT debate due to multiple failed drug tests in the past.
And Jon Jones could not help but respond to DC. Jones launched verbal attacks at the former UFC heavyweight champion and stated:
“DC you lost your last fight and then quit the sport. Talk about being eliminated from the conversation.Naysayers will always try to discourage you from having something they can’t have. DC is a standup guy but he will never be considered one of the best at anything.”
Jones also mocked Cormier for retiring after a loss to Stipe Miocic:
“I’ve lost many times throughout life, but the fierce competitor in me won’t let me go out with an L. Honestly that’s what I will remember most about DC. quitting on his fans, the sport, his legacy with an L.”
People will remember I was accused of steroids, they will also remember that I was proven innocent and able to continue with my career. #Facts
— BONY (@JonnyBones) November 16, 2020
Jones even claimed that success in DC’s UFC career became the reason for his downfall.
“No, Anderson fought back from a gruesome leg injury. Success defeated DC.. The man would rather have Popeyes chicken. Remaining at a high-level is not for everyone.”
Jon Jones aims to be the GOAT with the heavyweight run
It’s very hard to agree with Jones on this one. Though Jon Jones is arguably the greatest of all time Daniel Cormier certainly deserves a spot in the top 5 athletes to ever compete in the UFC octagon. DC won titles at two of the most talent stacked divisions in UFC. ANd he has only lost to two of the best fighters ever, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
However, the rivalry between the two continues as Jones sets his eyes on the heavyweight gold. Jon Jones is likely to fight the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2, which UFC is currently working on.
The GOAT debate might come to an end if Jones becomes the UFC heavyweight champion. He is undoubtedly the greatest light heavyweight to ever do it. The only fighter who has an equally impressive resume as Jones in the history of UFC is Georges St-Pierre. But, with a title win at heavyweight, Jones will separate himself from the rest in the GOAT discussion.