Cormier Wants Fans to Lay Off Jones

Jon Jones was stripped of a UFC title for the third time in three years on Wednesday, as a result of both samples from his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier coming back with positive results.

Jones’ win at the July event was overturned to a No Contest, and Cormier was awarded back the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Cormier and Jones have been bitter rivals for years, and D.C. was in tears in the Octagon after getting knocked out at the UFC event, stating there’s no rivalry if Jones won both bouts.

But while this may seem to be an opportunity for Cormier to gloat and get back at Jones, Cormier seems to be choosing to take the high road. In an Instagram post, he urged fans to do the same, stating that Jones needs to be given privacy.

“I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones,” Cormier wrote. “Let him and his team figure out what’s going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love.

“After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let’s respect that. You don’t show ur support for me by hurting others.”

Life can be such a roller coaster. I think sometimes you have to just take a moment and breathe it in. You never know what’s gonna come your way. You try and handle it the best way you can. One thing that has been amazing is the support from you the fans. I have never felt so much love. It’s crazy because this all happened when I lost. Guys now I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones. Let him and his team figure out what’s going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love. After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let’s respect that. You don’t show ur support for me by hurting others. Again I thank you for ur unbelievable support and I trust that you guys will come thru again. DC 📷@layziethesavage

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Jones faces a suspension of up to four years for this anti-doping violation, which would be his second. He was suspended for a year due to a violation prior to UFC 200 last year.

Despite two positive test results, Jones maintains his innocence.

Original story: MMA Fighting

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