Cormier Blasts USADA, Looking Past Jones
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In the 14 months since Jon Jones was suspended, Daniel Cormier would not only retain his UFC light heavyweight title, but join Conor McGregor as the only dual division champions in UFC history, when he defeated Stipe Miocic in July.
With Wednesday’s news that Jon Jones will be eligible to return to the UFC on October 28th, following a backdated 15 month suspension, Cormier made it clear that he’s moving on from Jones.
“I’m the UFC double champion,” Cormier said. “I have bosses in the back, and I’m talking about this guy because I have to. I’ve moved past that guy. I went about my business. I went and won another title. Now this guy’s suspension is up, so we’ll see what happens.”
“I think people get excited, people get excited about the prospect of us fighting again, but I’ve got a fight with Brock Lesnar. Why would I look back? Why would I look back to Jones now when I’ve got a fight? Obviously, as a competitor, I want to fight the guy who’s beat me twice, but I’ve got a fight. Why go back? I’ve got a bigger fight with Brock Lesnar. Why should I go back?”
Cormier also called out USADA, for giving what seems to be preferential treatment towards bigger names like Jones, and handing out harsher punishments to less known fighters.
“Here’s the deal: When it comes to USADA, they can’t come to my house anymore at 6 a.m,” Cormier said.
“What’s the point? They’ve been to my house 15 times. USADA, don’t come to my house anymore. You don’t need to. You don’t need to come. I’m not going to fail a test, I’m not going to make any mistakes, I’m not going to have to sit up there and go, ‘I’m serious this time, guys. I promise I wasn’t really trying to cheat.’ It’s never going to happen with me. Seventy times. Seventy times since I started wrestling internationally, and I’ve never made a mistake. It’s not that hard. So even to be sitting here and doing this again shows – guys are ridiculous.”