Jon Jones Trashes Daniel Cormier, offers him another rematch before retirement



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Jon Jones had no interest in facing Daniel Cormier for the third time, but it seems after his last comments that the former light heavyweight champion changed his mind.

Cormier recently responded to statements made by Jones about his positive drug test following the revenge in 2017.

Jones tested positive for steroids, but ended up receiving a 15-month suspension after an independent arbitrator ruled that he did not believe that 31-year-old New York Native consciously ingested a banned substance.

The way Jones explained was the amount of steroids in his system was like a? Pinch of salt? being played in an Olympic pool and in no way improved his performance, where he knocked out Cormier in the third round at UFC 214.

Cormier admitted the loss to Jones, but added that he still questions how steroids got into his system in the first place because this was never explained.

"I never once said that he did not win the fight," Cormier said when speaking on the "Jim Rome" podcast. "I never said that. Even when people told me "no, you did not get a good beat, it's not cool, he cheated on me," I said the guy won the fights. Because I always said, I'm sure he's not the only guy I've ever fought and who's using steroids. I always said that. I've been very open about this, but when you say a pinch of salt – why was the pinch of salt there?

"Why was he there without any explanation as to why he got there? That's my question. Why did not I have a pinch of salt in the pool? That's where my problem lies. You win the fight, go ahead and win the fight, but do not leave anything to question is my answer. Do not have a pinch of salt. Pinch of salt, without pinch of salt. You still had steroids in your system in a fight. Is not cool."

These remarks obviously came back to Jones, who went to Twitter late Wednesday to offer an answer to the current heavyweight and light heavyweight champion.

Jones, who returns at UFC 232 on Dec. 29, will fight Alexander Gustafsson to crown a new light heavyweight champion, as Cormier will be forced to vacate the belt, retaining heavyweight champion.

"Dad's baby is still crying," Jones wrote. "What proud" two-time champion "just vacates his belt because someone returns to the sport?"

In a second message intended for Cormier, Jones then mocked the validity of his two championships because the light heavyweight title was returned to him after his fight was nullified to a no contest due to positive drug testing .

Cormier went to defend that title in January in a fight against Volkan Oezdemir before moving on to heavyweight in his last two fights against Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis.

In addition to his insult to Cormier's claims as a "double champion," Jones also offered one more chance of redemption to the 39-year veteran who said he plans to retire before turning 40 in March.

"Fight me one more time and prove that you are the champion," Jones said. "I'm going to donate $ 100,000 to a charity in San Diego if you accept.

"Conor McGregor was a true doubles champion, the whole world knows his claim is a joke. You're more than welcome to be my first title defense. "

Cormier has long stated that he would like another shot at Jones, but assumed, due to the time of his retirement, that he would never have that opportunity.

Given Jones' latest jab in the ongoing war of words, it seems that Cormier could really have his wish if he stayed past the deadline of March.

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