UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is on a break… but stripped former champ Jon Jones says that’s okay, his desire to return to the Octagon will not dissipate if it takes a while before the two step in the cage together again.
Although Cormier lost to Jones when they met earlier this year in January, Jones’ personal struggles made it possible for Cormier to become champion.
After defeating Cormier, Jones was slated to fight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but the champ landed in hot water for causing an automobile accident and fleeing the scene. The UFC suspended him and stripped him of his belt. Jones pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run, for which he received a sentence of 18 months on probation and was required to make 72 appearances with various youth groups and at schools.
Meanwhile, Cormier was enlisted in Jones’ absence to face Johnson for the vacant belt. Cormier won that fight and then defended his belt in early October against Alexander Gustafsson.
While Jones’ plea agreement leaves him untethered and allowed to return to the Octagon, the UFC currently has a third ….View original article