The UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier have had longstanding beef with each other for a while now and fans have been expecting a third and final fight between the two. However, according to Jones himself, a potential third fight will never be taking place.
In a recent thread of tweets, Jones went on to explain why a third fight won’t happen. Here’s what he had to say:
I’ve been the light heavyweight champion for almost my entire MMA career, never have I moved up to challenge a heavyweight champion, I’m simply not interested in it right now, never seriously have been. I feel like the move is inevitable but as of right now, (I’m) dominating fights and making weight just fine. Daniels and I not reverie, but beef started at the light heavyweight division and that’s where it should end. (even though I could’ve sworn I ended this once or twice already).
Despite what he says to the media, I will guarantee you guys there will be no third fight, No way will he lose that weight again, no way will he be willing to reface those nightmares that come when facing the beast.
Cormier later appeared on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and offered his perspective on the trilogy fight. He believes that for Jones to earn big money, a potential third fight just has to happen. Here’s what he had to say:
Ultimately, for him to make the big bucks, we have to fight each other, I’ve gotten to a point in my career now where the UFC takes such good care of me on the front side that I don’t have to sell another pay-per-view in my life. I want to, obviously, but I make so much money now on the frontside, it doesn’t really matter if I fight him.