The UFC mild heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has mentioned in a latest interview that he would struggle Jon Jones once more, even when he knew the New York-born fighter was on efficiency enhancing medication [PEDs].
Cormier was scheduled to get his arms on Jones, who’s the one man to defeat him in his skilled MMA profession on the UFC 200, however proper earlier than the struggle, Jones was flagged by USADA [United States Anti-Doping Agency] for failing a medicine check and was later suspended for one yr, leaving ‘DC’ with out a struggle within the UFC’s biggest-ever occasion on the time.
MMA legend Anderson Silva finally stepped in on the final minute, to the delight of Cormier, however the Louisiana fighter nonetheless can’t appear to recover from the frustration of a rematch with Jones slipping away on the final minute.
“My life and career would not be OK if I had to walk away and not share the octagon with that man again,” mentioned Cormier, who was making a visitor look on the Colin Cowherd present.
The 18-1 fighter was then requested if he can be keen to struggle Jones if he was on PEDs.
“I’d struggle him…if that was the case earlier than [when Cormier lost to Jones by unanimous decision at UFC 182], then the man who I’m going to struggle the following time will not be going to be the identical man I noticed the primary time due to USADA and the medication testing that we’re below now.
“But you know what Colin? Yes I would fight him. It doesn’t matter…I have to get that back. I can’t live with it.”
Cormier has not fought since UFC 200 however has as a substitute taken like a duck to water to commentary and punditry for each the UFC and Fox Sports activities.
In consequence, ‘DC’ is now hotly tipped to be a part of the ‘new-look’ commentary group, after long-term fight-caller Mike Goldberg left the corporate after calling his final struggle at UFC 207.