Jon Jones continues to shower Daniel Cormier with praise after UFC 214.
The wars of words between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier seems to have come to an end after UFC 214. Since Jones’ head kick knockout of Cormier, the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has not been shy in his praise of the former champion.
“It was super competitive… He’s gotten so much better since the last time we’ve fought,” Jones told Sway in the Morning.
“It made me feel better about myself because it was a testament to how much better I got to be able to knockout the best version of Daniel Cormier. It was something special.”
Jones told Sway that he knew that the rematch would be more competitive after seeing Cormier at weigh-ins.
“Leading up to the fight at weigh-ins, he ended up taking his shirt off on the scale and I didn’t expect him to look in such great shape. He typically has a pretty soft body.
It just goes to show how amazing an athlete he is to look like a fighter and compete the way he does. But when he took off his shirt at weigh-ins, I was like, ‘man, this guy has done something different for this fight.’ His arms were bigger, his chest and shoulders. He was massive. Sure enough, rounds 1 and 2, he did a tremendous job.” [Full Interview]
Two judges agreed with Jones about the competitiveness of the fight, scoring the fight 19-19 after two rounds.
The #ufc214 scorecard for Jon jones vs. Daniel Cormier. 19-19 on two cards 20-18 on the other pic.twitter.com/kxYmUQ9LLe
— Mark La Monica (@LaMonicaMark) July 30, 2017
Jones also praised Cormier during his post fight interview, saying that Cormier is a model champion, husband and amazing human being.