UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has beaten Daniel Cormier on two different occasions and although his latest victory over Cormier was ruled as ‘NC’. The trilogy fight definitely has tremendous interest amongst fans and it also makes financial sense for the UFC to make it happen considering both fighters are big draws on Box Office.
Even Cormier said that he wants to fight Jones for the third time and has, in fact, stated that he would move down in weight class and fight Jones at light heavyweight. But Cormier’s teammate, the former UFC middleweight champion of the world Luke Rockhold who has moved up to light heavyweight division has said that Jones is scared to fight Cormier at heavyweight.
“DC, I think it’s foolish for him to come try to challenge Jon back down,” Rockhold said in an interview with Submission Radio. “I think Jon should have to come challenge him up for the heavyweight title. I mean, that’s where the natural weight is. Jon’s a big guy and he cuts a lot of weight too to get down. So, Jon’s scared to fight DC at heavyweight. I don’t know why DC thinks he’s gotta come back down to fight him there to prove some point. It just… it doesn’t make sense. . .
“Jon ain’t talking about fighting DC at heavyweight, he’s just kind of beating around the bush and he’s trying to bait him back down and antagonize him. So, Jon doesn’t want to fight DC at heavyweight. There’s only a few guys he wants to fight that makes sense.” [H/T – MMAFighting.com]
Do you guys agree with Luke Rockhold?