“Jones Obviously Doesn’t Learn From the Mistakes”- Daniel Cormier Slams Jon Jones for Recent Controversy in Las Vegas

Published 09/30/2021, 6:01 AM EDT


UFC legend and former UFC champ-champ Daniel Cormier is one of the most exceptional fighters to ever step foot in the UFC octagon. Cormier, who resigned from MMA in 2020, has been pursuing his other interests as an MMA expert. Hence, he is always close to the happenings of the MMA world. Recently, he commented on the incident involving Jon Jones.

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In a chat with Ryan Clark on DC and RC, the former UFC double champion said, “When you make mistakes, they change you. Jones obviously doesn’t learn from the mistakes.” 

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Cormier also offered some sound advice to Jones. He said, “Just get it right. You’ve just got to find a way to just try to get it right, because it ain’t even about the fight career right now. He’s obviously made a ton of money. It’s about getting life right so you can be the role model you need to be for those three young girls that he has.” 

Jones has certainly made a lot of money and been a great fighter. However, he is far from done and can only carry on with his legacy if he faces his demons. The #2 ranked UFC pound-for-pound fighter still has a lot of potential in his career, but the UFC may take action after last week’s events. This could delay his return.

How long has Jon Jones been away and when will he fight next?

The last time we witnessed a ‘Bones‘ battle was in February 2020. He fought Dominick Reyes in what turned out to be his last bout as a light heavyweight. Jones vacated the belt and moved and announced a move to heavyweight later in the year.

Ever since then, he has been away to bulk up for his bouts against the UFC heavyweights. Last week, ‘Bones’ predicted that he would fight in the second quarter of 2022.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Now, following his recent run-in with the law, it’s difficult to predict when he’ll be back in action. Considering the fact that he was stripped of the belt for his previous transgressions, the UFC could look to make a statement for this one as well.

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However, Jones vowed to work harder and turn his nightmare into the best thing in his life. He wrote, “Now is the time to work harder than ever… Get back on my high horse.”

Jon Jones has shown remorse for his actions and is aiming to turn over a new leaf. That being said, there is no official stance taken by the UFC regarding ‘Bones’ future. Hence, as of now, his return date remains a mystery.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect to the game.

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