Jon Jones wants Daniel Cormier to embrace being second-best.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion, and arguably the best MMA fighter of all time, said Thursday at UFC 214 open workouts at UFC Gym that Cormier needs to stop being in denial and just admit to himself that he’s great, but in the wrong mixed martial arts time period.
“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.”