It is an undeniable facet of combat sports that bad blood generates great viewership among users. However, Jon Jones has proved that there are some things that are above even the most heated rivalries.
Late last week Daniel Cormier announced the demise of his father. His father had been suffering from cancer.
“Today I lost my hero to cancer, my father was the bravest, strongest, hardest working and most caring person I’ve ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good. I never could have imagined we would be going through this right now. All the lessons I wanna try and pass along I learned from my dad. You know its about the legacy we leave behind and my dads legacy will be one of just a great person, loving husband and father and friend to everyone.” Daniel Cormier wrote on Instagram. “If you’ve ever met Percy Benoit you’re better for it. We were able to see some amazing things pops and I hope you enjoyed the ride, I only wanted to make you proud. I love you pop, you were the strength of this family, now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad #rip #cancersucks” – Cormier wrote on his Instagram.
DC and Jones have been a part of the most heated feuds in recent mixed martial arts history. However, Jones put all of that aside and instead gave a heart warming message to Cormier.
All beef aside, I’m really sorry about your loss DC. Know that he’s in heaven with the opportunity to watch you front row and center for the rest of your life. Continue living a life that makes him proud. Thoughts go out to you and your family today https://t.co/8IyQGzXt4a
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 26, 2019
“All beef aside, I’m really sorry about your loss DC,” Jones wrote to Cormier on Twitter. “Know that he’s in heaven with the opportunity to watch you front row and center for the rest of your life. Continue living a life that makes him proud. Thoughts go out to you and your family today.”
Jones’ small act goes a long way in proving the fact that at the end of the day, all fighters are humans with empathy in their hearts.