Less than 24 hours after the news about Daniel Cormier having to withdraw from UFC 197 hit the streets, Jon Jones weighed in on the champ’s injury. Although the heat between the two has consistently burned at a fever pitch, Jones didn’t exactly blast Cormier for having to pull out of the fight.
I don’t wish injuries on anyone, I hope you have a healthy recovery Daniel. Enjoy that belt
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 2, 2016
Although the news of Cormier’s injury broke on the auspicious April 1, which is commonly referred to as April Fool’s Day, several sources have confirmed the news originally reported by BJPenn.com. Cormier suffered an injury that leaves him unable to compete on April 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
As of midday Saturday, April 2, UFC officials had yet to comment on Cormier’s withdrawal or plans for the UFC 197 fight card.