The enmity between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones is such that other fighters have been drawn into their orbit.
The latest? Walt Harris, who simply wanted to take a picture with Cormier after Harris defeated Cody East to earn his first UFC win Saturday night at UFC 197.
“The guy really doesn’t like me. He detests me… I was walking into the arena with my fiancee and my manager, and I see Walt Harris,” Cormier said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “Walt said, ‘can I have a picture?’ I said sure. I guess Jon goes into the arena to see the fans and all, and he saw Walt and I taking a picture. So he looks back and says ‘Walt, erase that picture you took, bro.’ Poor Walt was stuck in the middle of this, Ovince Saint Preux is stuck in the middle, but you kind of like get drawn into our s—.
“Then we’re like staring each other. What does this guy think I’m scared of him or something? What’s his problem? That was the only time I saw him. He was very cordial to Bob Cook earlier in the day when Bob was alone. It’s just me. The sight of me drives him crazy. It’s funny.”
Such is the case whenever anyone gets too close to the rivals. Saturday, Cormier did color commentary while Jones made his return to the Octagon, defeating Ovince Saint Preux in the main event at the MGM Grand.
The duo are expected to become the main event of UFC 200, pending Cormier’s medical clearance. So when news filtered out that Jones was on a wheelchair after the fight — which turned out to be nothing serious — Cormier admits he got scared.
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