UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier have competed twice before, with Jones winning at UFC 182 and the duo fought to a no contest at UFC 214 due to a failed drug test for Jones.
While some have thought that a third bout would be inevitable, it doesn’t seem like it will happen according to Jones.
Jones revealed this during a series of tweets:
I’ve been the light heavyweight champion for almost my entire MMA career, never have I moved up to challenge a heavyweight champion. I’m simply not interested in it right now, never seriously have been.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 12, 2019
I feel like the move is inevitable but as of right now, Im 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)— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 12, 2019
Despite what he says to the media, I will guarantee you guys there will be no third fight. No way will he lose that weight again, no way will he be willing to reface those nightmares that comes when facing the beast.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 12, 2019
Cormier would respond to what Jones said via Twitter, saying that Jones really does want to fight him:
Of course he wants to fight me, he’s fought 3 times this year and I’m gonna make more this weekend than he will even if he fights again this year lmao. O, how times have changed!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 13, 2019
DC is in action against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic this weekend at UFC 241, while Jones doesn’t have another bout booked at the moment.