As if Jon Jones hasn’t heard enough advice from those who care for him following Monday’s felony hit-and-run arrest, bitter rival Daniel Cormier (pictured) decided to offer up some guidance to the now-former UFC light heavyweight champion.
“It’s not good,” Cormier said on Tuesday’s episode of ‘UFC Tonight” where he serves as co-host. “You don’t kick a guy when he’s down. It was disappointing. All the stuff Jon gets in to is disappointing. He has the world at his fingertips and he can’t get out of his own way.”
Jones was stripped of his title and issued a temporary suspension by the UFC Tuesday night. Cormier, who lost a title tilt in lopsided fashion less than five months ago, and Anthony Johnson, who was originally slated to challenge Jones at UFC 187, will now battle for Jones’ vacant belt in the May 23 event.
Jones may have schooled Cormier in their highly-anticipated UFC 182 showdown, but now it’s time for Cormier to return the favor. When asked what he would tell the troubled 27-year-old following his latest setback, Cormier was straight to the point – get your ish together before it’s too late.
Oh, and Cormier was also kind enough to offer Jones a shot at his soon-to-be belt upon return.
“Just get it together,” Cormier deadpanned. “A lot of people look up to you and a lot people who want to see him succeed. I’ll be waiting on the other side with my championship and he can challenge me for it.”
(Pictured: Jon Jones punching Daniel Cormier in midsection at UFC 187)