UFC's Jon Jones To Cormier: 'Don't Talk About It, Just Do it' - KMSP-TV

UFC's Jon Jones To Cormier: 'Don't Talk About It, Just Do it'

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(FOX 11) UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones is tired of the Daniel Cormier talk.

In an interview with Fox 11, Jones said he wasn't impressed with the former Olympic wrestler's last fight versus Frank Mir.

"Daniel Cormier beating me up?" Jones asked lightheartedly. "Listen, I don't show much respect to martial artists that talk about it, don't talk about it, just do it. Just do it already. If you're serious about it, start making the weight cut.  I doubt he's actually going to make the weight cut." 

The war of words between Jones and Cormier started more than a year ago when a relatively unknown Cormier told media that he could and would beat Jones.

Cormier, who has fought as heavyweight his entire career, beat Mir via unanimous decision Saturday. After the fight Cormier said he would likely move down to light heavyweight.

"I love Frank to death, he's a close friend of mine, but Daniel in that last fight didn't look like a person that's ready to compete against the number one fighter at the light heavyweight division," Jones said. "I would love to fight the guy but I don't think he should come down to the division and get a title shot right away, I think that's a little ridiculous."

An undefeated 12-0, the former Oklahoma State wrestling All-American has repeatedly said he will not fight his friend and teammate Cain Velasquez who is currently the champion at heavyweight thus the move to the 205 pound division.

Koh, who weighs approximately 170 pounds, asked Jones who he would be open to fighting at the heavyweight division.

"How much do you weigh?"Jones jokingly asked Koh. "Oh, you're a welterweight, ok, I won't start with you. There's no one in particular, no. I would like it to be a top-10 guy for the fans to see me go through a little more adversity and for me to prove to myself that I can do this."

"Moving up to heavyweight from light heavyweight is a huge difference," Jones said. "These heavyweights are 265 and right now I'm walking around at 230. It would be a serious health risk and a very courageous thing for me to do but I'd be willing to do it for the fans sometime in the future."  

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