Despite losing out in convincing fashion on two separate occasions, Daniel Cormier still feels as though he can defeat his great rival, Jon Jones.
Sometimes, the idea of a ‘fairytale ending’ has no place in combat sports.
Could you even imagine a world where Daniel Cormier, on his third attempt at it, managed to defeat his long-time enemy Jon Jones before hanging up his gloves and stepping away from the octagon forever?
Unfortunately, with Jones’ problems outside of the octagon and, of course, his own advancing age, DC may never experience that feeling and while he has the opportunity to achieve history at UFC 226, those two (officially one, but really..) losses to Jones will no doubt haunt him until his dying day.
If Jones does find a way to get himself back into regular competition then who knows, but in an interview with MMAFighting recently, the champ made it clear that he still believes that he can get one over on ‘Bones’.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) April 14, 2018
UFC 214’s rematch between the two, although it finished in brutal fashion, was a far more competitive contest than their original meeting, and while Jones landed with volume, Cormier was able to impose himself far more than many before him.
Maybe we’ll never see this fight for a third time but with Cormier looking as hungry as he does, a lot will rest on the next move of Jon Jones and whether he is able to get around his ongoing problems with USADA.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena