After making quick work of Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, Jon Jones is now the heavyweight champion of the world.
He looked fantastic after taking a three-year hiatus and reclaiming his GOAT status. Now, long-time rival Daniel Cormier shares his reaction to Jones.
These two have been at each other’s throats for years. However, cooler heads have prevailed. With that in mind, Daniel Cormier praises Jon Jones for his efforts on Saturday night, per MMA Fighting.
“Hats off to Jon Jones for doing something he said he was going to do by winning the fight. Not only winning the fight, winning the fight impressively.”
Even so, Daniel Cormier couldn’t help but be as surprised as everybody else at how easily Jones won the belt. “All week Jon Jones spoke about how easy this fight could be and nobody wanted to believe it. I know I didn’t.”
Cormier also details Jones’ response when he asked the new heavyweight champ about Gane, per MMA Fighting.
“He had an answer that was still almost dismissive of Ciryl Gane and I didn’t understand it. I figured he was chasing challenges to elevate himself to the next level. Well, he goes out there and dominates in a way that tells me that everything he said he believed from the very start and he just did it.”
It’s safe to say at this point that Jon Jones is on another level. Daniel Cormier is clearly impressed.
With that in mind, we can’t wait for Jones’ next bout all signs point to him taking on Stipe Miocic. Get the popcorn ready!