UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones says Daniel Cormier was never a ‘champ-champ’ and needs to fight him at light heavyweight to shut him up.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 29, 2018) (UFC) –
Jon Jones returned from a 15-month doping ban to reclaim the Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight title with a third-round technical knockout win over Alexander Gustafsson, capping off a dominant display with a series of ground strikes.
Jones, 31, used his long reach and superior array of strikes to win the first two rounds, circling away from the Swede and landing some painful kicks on Gustafsson’s torso and lead leg.
The American took the fight to the ground early in the third, flattening out a fatigued Gustafsson and working methodically to turn him over before unleashing a series of strikes to the Swede’s unprotected head to end the fight.
Jones called out rival and former two-weight champion Daniel Cormier, who lost the light-heavyweight title to Jones but was reinstated after the latter’s positive test.
The new light heavyweight champion said he was adamant on doing what it takes to help clear his name after the doping tests controversy.