Daniel Cormier Prefers Stipe Miocic Rivalry Over Bad Blood With Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier is a fan of his rivalry with Stipe Miocic much more than having a feud with Jon Jones. 

Cormier will fight Miocic with the heavyweight title on the line at the UFC 252 pay-per-view event on August 15th. They each have a win over each other. 

Regarding Jones and Cormier, their first fight went down back on January 3, 2015, at UFC 182 where Jones picked up the decision win. The second fight went down when the UFC light heavyweight champion lost to Jones by third-round knockout in the main event of UFC 214. That fight went down in July 2017.

Daniel Cormier Prefers Stipe Miocic Rivalry

“It will be difficult for me to ever be completely free of that rivalry with (Jon) Jones because it was so big,” DC told MMA Junkie. “We sold so much pay-per-view, and the rivalry was so nasty. We were so nasty with each other, and the general public paid attention. But competitively this is the one that I love, because I’m fighting a guy that has done and stood for the right things and has competed in the right way. Jones is a fantastic competitor, and I feel like still, he brought the best out of me in terms of my preparation. But I believe Stipe Miocic has done the same thing now.”