Everything about Jones' behavior suggests he might have stronger feelings than he acknowledges.
Cormier did come short on that fateful January night in 2015, but he always knew he would meet Jones again. Needless to say, he's probably looking for a big pay day.And given Brock one of the hottest attractions in MMA and still arguably one of the top 5 MMA heavyweights in the world, Lesnar vs Jones would be a massive money-maker for UFC. "This is the first time I've been against someone who's literally fighting to prove that I'm a bad guy. People try to make a big thing out of nothing".
All three of the title fights topping Saturday's UFC 214 card in Anaheim, California, came off without a hitch at the official weigh-in, held Friday morning at the UFC host hotel in Cerritos.
Jones appears totally focused on his task at hand this weekend, but speaking to reporters yesterday at the UFC 214 open workout sessions he addressed some of the comments that Gustafsson had made about him.
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Anyhow, the EA Sports Twitter posted footage of the fight simulated in EA Sports UFC 2, and Jones won via knockout. There will be no trilogy.
"I didn't get here being stupid", Cormier said. "I respect that, I can forgive him". "Bones" Jones turned himself in and later posted bail, but the damage to his reputation was already done.
Arthur, the eldest Jones brother, is a star in his own right.
There have been conflicting reports on if Lesnar has been re-added to the USADA testing pool but he must be in the pool in the next few weeks if they want him to be eligible for a December fight because he has 5 more months of his suspension related to the UFC 200 drug test failures, which was frozen when he announced his retirement from fighting past year. Failing a number of drug test, both for recreational and performance-enhancing substances, and pleading guilty to a felony hit-and-run, Jones seems to have put all of his troubles behind him heading into his UFC 214 rematch against archrival Daniel Cormier. Jones has stated in interviews that, from his side, he bears no ill-will towards DC, but their rivalry stems from Cormier misunderstanding Jone's sense of humour on their first meeting. "I think he's a f--ing great guy", Jones said, surprising many in the media scrum who had grown accustomed to more bitterness from the former light-heavyweight champion.
Jones plays it cool when talking about Cormier, yet their promotional staredowns have usually devolved into trash-talking and physical drama. "They want some drawing power for the end of the year". "Would that not be the ultimate 'f*ck you?' I think he'll win again after I'm done".
"He's a good dude", Jones said. I need to go in there and win against a really tough opponent.