Cormier Doesn’t Care If Jones Passed Polygraph

Even though his rival and UFC 214 opponent, Jon Jones passed a polygraph test, Daniel Cormier isn’t quick to praise the former light heavyweight champion.

Jones who failed a USADA test prior to his UFC 214 defeat of Cormier, recently took a polygraph test which he hopes will be used to vindicate him. According to Jones the test shows he did not knowingly use steroids.

The test may not be admissible in his upcoming hearing with the California State Athletic Commission, also Jones commissioned the test on his own and not the request of the UFC, USADA, or the California State Athletic Commission.

Cormier, who meets Volkan Oezdemir in the co-feature bout of Saturday’s UFC 220 at TD Garden, pointed out that polygraphs aren’t always reliable,nor admissible in some court cases. Cormier went as far as to note that a notorious serial killer once passed such a test.

”Jon Jones took a polygraph test to prove his innocence,” Cormier said at Wednesday’s open workouts.

“And I’m going to say this: Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test …

Bundy was a serial killer who was executed in 1989 for murdering at least 30 people.

Cormier’s rivalry with Jones has been well-documented, starting with Jones handing Cormier his first loss at UFC 182. Then following Jones vacating the belt due to a suspension, Cormier won the vacated light heavyweight title over Anthony Johnson, and after an aborted UFC 200 face off due to a failed Jones drug test, the Syracuse native defeated Cormier via head kick in the third round of their UFC 214 bout to regain the belt, but following the drug test failure, the bout was ruled a no-contest and Cormier was restored as champ.

This is Cormier’s first title defense since the drama filled UFC 214 and its aftermath, but DC says he no longer feels the need he has to justify being champion, nor care about  what people might think about his rivalry with Jones.

“I am so secure and happy in what I’ve done in my career that I don’t need anything else,” Cormier said. “

Someone asked me on the way over here, ‘is this fight a justification, how do I justify my title reign?’ I said I don’t have to, I know what I’ve done, when all is said and done, when I’m long gone, I’ll always have been the UFC champion, and now I’ve been UFC champion for three years. I’m done with justifying. I’m done with that.”

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