VIDEO: Jon Jones Responds to Daniel Cormier’s Recent Comments on Him

Published 03/01/2021, 11:00 PM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones celebrates his KO victory over Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are back at it once again. The two men are part of possibly the most intense rivalry the sport has ever seen. Ever since the two men clashed at light heavyweight, there has always been bad blood. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Despite being retired from the sport, Cormier has found himself in a war of words against his former rival multiple times on Twitter over various issues. This time around, the issue at hand was knockout power.

In a recent episode of DC & Helwani, Cormier said that he does not believe Jones can knock someone out at heavyweight since he could not do the same at light heavyweight. This obviously did not sit well with Jon Jones, who had to retaliate.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Read: Ben Askren says his MMA skills are like a lion or a bear hunting 

Is Daniel Cormier right in his latest claim about Jon Jones?

In response to ‘DC’s’ latest comments, ‘Bones’ put out a video of their fight at UFC 214. The caption read, “hope you like this quick little edit I threw together for you @dc_mma”

The video showed Cormier sobbing in his post-fight interview after he was knocked out by Jones and the finishing sequence. The music playing in the background had an extremely comical tone. 

In response to the video ‘Bones’ put out, Cormier replied, “There is a difference punch vs kick, you’re still as dumb as you’ve always been, you’ll never surprise me. Dance for me, I can always make you move. And lastly , this fight didn’t count if you forgot there was an issue…… remember?”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jones has never been known for having knockout power. Although he has secured 38% of his wins via T/KOs, most have been TKO victories. What Jon Jones does really well is piece together combinations that hurt his opponent, and eventually, stop the fight. He does not have legitimate one-punch knockout power that someone like Francis Ngannou does. 

Nonetheless, with added weight on his frame, Jones should have more power in his punches and could potentially knock out fighters at heavyweight. 

Do you think Jon Jones will be able to knock people out at heavyweight? Or will his power remain the same despite the jump in weight? Let us know in the comments below!

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Kevin Binoy

825 articles

Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT