Jon Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) took to social media to give his take on the likelihood he will step into the UFC cage for a third time with Daniel Cormier (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC). If Jones’ assessment is correct, the chance a third fight happens is grim.
“I’ve been the light heavyweight champion for almost my entire MMA career, never have I moved up to challenge a heavyweight champion,” Jones wrote, in the first of three tweets. “I’m simply not interested in it right now, never seriously have been.”
“I feel like the move is inevitable but as of right now,” Jones continued, in the second tweet. “(I’m) dominating fights and making weight just fine. Daniels and I not reverie, but beef started at the light heavyweight division and that’s where it should end. (even though I could’ve sworn I ended this once or twice already).”
In his final tweet of the sequence, Jones assured followers a trilogy fight will not happen.
“Despite what he says to the media, I will guarantee you guys there will be no third fight,” Jones wrote. “No way will he lose that weight again, no way will he be willing to reface those nightmares that comes when facing the beast.”
The two met for the first time back in 2015 when “Bones” won via UD. The second fight was two years later and Jon Jones managed to get his second win over Cormier, but that victory was later overturned to a no-contest, this after Jones tested positive for the banned substance turinabol.