The Best Resource For Mixed Martial Arts MMA

Daniel Cormier refuses to fight Jon Jones in New York

SHARE
, / 120 0

The UFC has booked its first show in New York this spring, pending legal obstacles, but the big Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch won’t be on it. At least if Cormier has anything to do with it.
Cormier said after defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday night at UFC 192 in Houston that he will not fight Jones in New York. The champion said that Jones does not deserve to return in his home state.
“Why should I allow this guy to go and fight where he’s comfortable?” Cormier said at the post-fight press conference. “No, he has to go somewhere where he has to look at people in the eyes and hear the anger they have toward him for the actions that he did.”
Jones, who hails from upstate New York, is currently suspended by the UFC indefinitely following his arrest in April on a felony hit-and-run charge. However, the former champion could be back soon. On Tuesday, Jones was given conditional discharge and 18 months of probation. He will not get any jail time and the UFC is set to consider lifting his ban pending a third-party investigation.
Last week, the UFC announced that it had scheduled a ….View original article