Daniel Cormier Responds to Not Getting Jon Jones Fight

Written by Tom Ngo
June 6th, 2014

UFC Daniel Cormier

Apparently, there must have been no Popeyes Chicken in sight. So, Daniel Cormier (pictured) had to settle for the good ol’ beer and brownie combination after hearing he wasn’t going to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones later this summer.

“Just got word Jones is fighting [Alexander Gustafsson] again in September. So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed,” Cormier tweeted along with a picture of his healthy meal. “It’ll all work out. We will be the champion. Maybe take my two beautiful babies to Disneyland or something. Thanks for all the support guys. I love you all.”

On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported Cormier injured the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his knee just 10 days before his dominant UFC 173 victory over Dan Henderson. Cormier claimed the wound was so significant that he nearly pulled out of the fight.

Cormier was intending to go under the knife to repair his knee after last month’s win, but said he would postpone the procedure if the UFC opted to arrange a showdown with Jones, or an interim title bout with Alexander Gustafsson.

Now that both options are off the table, it appears Cormier will hit the operating table.

No word on how long the 35-year-old will be forced to ride the pine, but Cormier said it’s a wrap for 2014.

As far as who he’d prefer to leave UFC 178 with the hardware, Cormier wants to challenge Jones because “Bones” is MMA’s most decorated 205-pound champ.

“Yes I do [want to fight Jones]. He’s the champion long reigning means more to fight him for title,” Cormier said.

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