Daniel Cormier Says He Isn’t Enjoying Jon Jones’ Issues, Says New Title Is Still Real Title


You might expect Daniel Cormier to take some pleasure in Jon Jones’ recent troubles with the law, but the light heavyweight is taking the high road.

“I’m not that person, I’m not that person that’s happy when another guy has bad things happen to them,” Cormier said on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour.

With that said, Cormier did address the topic of many in the MMA community look at his title contest against Anthony Johnson for the vacant title on may 23 as a meaningless fight since neither has defeated the former champion.

“We’re fighting for the real belt,” Cormier said. “It’s not my fault Jon Jones got into trouble. It’s not Anthony Johnson’s fault [Jones] got into trouble. It’s sad that because of his indiscretions, it casts a shadow over this championship that he’s reigned over for so long, but I feel like it’s a real title.”