Jon Jones Questions Whether Cormier Is Injured, Cormier Responds

“Yeah, I am a little bit [skeptical]. To this day no one’s really positive what his actual injury is. I’ve heard some people say that he’s hurt and not actually injured. Supposedly a doctor told him recently that in four weeks he could be completely healed to fight again. So when you’re healing from something in four weeks time it makes me feel maybe you’re not actually injured, maybe you’re fighting hurt… Daniel’s a smart guy. He knows that he’s fighting me, I’ve never lost a fight, pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter in the world, and it just wouldn’t be smart going into the fight even hurt. Most fighters can fight through the pain, but when you’re fighting someone like myself, not to sound full [of myself], I’m talking facts here, pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter in the world, you want to give yourself every advantage possible. So I don’t blame him for waiting.”

-Jon Jones questions Daniel Cormier’s leg injury taking him out of UFC 197 during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Monday (transcribed by

Cormier wasn’t pleased when he saw Jones’ comments, so took to Twitter on Monday to express his thoughts on Jones questioning his injury, noting a handful of occasions when Bones himself pulled out of a fight.

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