Daniel Cormier ‘can’t let go’ of Jon Jones’ drug test failures

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Daniel Cormier is retired, but that doesn’t mean he can get Jon Jones out of his head. 

Their first fight took place on January 3, 2015, at UFC 182, where Jones picked up the decision win. The second fight went down when Cormier lost to Jones by third-round TKO in the main event of UFC 214. It was revealed after the fight that Jones tested positive for Turinabol.

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones:

“He beats me, gets suspended for the first time,” Cormier said on The Pivot. “Next time, steroids, failed. Next time, steroids, failed. It’s like every time we fight, and you get suspended, if we go through the interaction, and you won the fight, that memory does not disappear.

“Even though they said it’s a no contest, [they] saw [me] lose. It’s the truth. All he gets is time. Jon Jones even then was making probably $5 million. So Jon Jones, 2017, fights me in Anaheim, wins the fight, gets that ‘and new champion’ from beating me. [Afterward] they find out he tests positive for steroids. They say, ‘Oh man, he’s suspended for 18 months.’ Now you get 18 months, [but] you still got your money. And you’re still only 25, 26 years old. I’m 37, 38 years old. You’re 27, and you get a year off. It’s horrible, but it’s easy for him to say water under the bridge. But for me, it’s like, ‘Man, you did some stuff to my career that never let me settle, because now I don’t know.’”

“I could know through the fights that maybe this dude is just better than me,” Cormier said. “But I also know that if you’re not doing the things that are boosting you, can you really work to the level that I’m working? … I can’t let it go. He’s a cheater.”

Transcription courtesy of MMA Fighting