Jon Jones is back, baby! He had an open workout media scrum thingy earlier and had some choice words for his upcoming opponent, Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier.
“It’s weird when it comes to me and Daniel,” Jones said. “At the end of the day, I see who he is. I think he’s a f*cking great guy. You guys are all in the reporting business, you guys get to see him a lot more than I see him. He’s funny, he has good friends and shit. He’s a f*ckin’ good dude. I want the best for him, I really do. I wish he was just man enough to realize that he’s f*cking around with the wrong era. He just so happened to come into the sport, he’s 39 years old and he’s f*cking with a guy who’s in his prime. That guy who honestly believes that it’s his era and does everything in his power to make sure it’s his era.”
When he says “era,” he’s talking about himself, or at least his particular “era.”
“If he could just swallow that,” Jones said, “and say, ‘You know what, I’m the baddest mother f*cker outside of Jon Jones, then I can go to sleep at night. Because I’m still a bad mother f*cker.’ Instead of embracing that, he’s coming up with all these reasons why he lost. And then on top of that he comes up with all this stuff that has nothing to do with the fight, trying to keep people focusing on my past. it’s just silly.”
He even had some very kind things to say to ‘DC,’ saying he wanted the best for him and that he bared him no ill will.
“I want the best for Daniel Cormier,” Jones said. “I really got no problem with him. The fight is gonna be over soon, and I already made a conscience effort that I’m not gonna be classless out there like I was the first time. I want to shake the guy’s hand and just tell him, ‘Hey bro, you’re the real deal, bro. You’ll beat freakin’ 98 percent of the other guys in the division, but you’re not beating me.’”