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Daniel Cormier on Latest Jon Jones Drama: ‘He Put Himself in All These Situations’

Daniel Cormier doesn't feel the least bit bad for Jon Jones after his latest penalty for testing positive for steroids following their fight at UFC 214

Daniel Cormier is probably the last person who would ever feel bad for Jon Jones after he’s self sabotaged his own career so many times.

The latest incident involved Cormier’s fight with Jones from 2017 when the former light heavyweight champion tested positive for steroids. Jones went before the California State Athletic Commission earlier this week where he was handed a whopping $205,000 fine as well as having his license revoked until at least Aug. 28, 2018.

Add to that, Jones could face up to a four year suspension from USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) because his latest failed drug test is the second time he’s violated the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Jones was previously suspended for one year following a different failed test ahead of a scheduled fight against Cormier in 2016.

“No, I don’t feel bad for him,” Cormier said about Jones when speaking to TMZ. “He put himself in all these situations. These were not forced on you. That’s his reality now.”

Considering Jones tested positive after knocking Cormier out in their fight, it’s completely understandable why the reigning light heavyweight champion would find it hard to have any sympathy for his past opponent.

In reality, Cormier says he honestly hasn’t paid much attention to any of the drama surrounding Jones lately because he can no longer concern himself with it.

Cormier is preparing for a July showdown with heavyweight king Stipe Miocic where he has the opportunity to become only the second ever simultaneous two division champion in UFC history so Jones is actually the last thing on his mind right now.

“I wasn’t watching [his hearing],” Cormier said. “I was filming [The Ultimate Fighter]. I honestly haven’t paid much attention to it. I told you guys that I’ve moved on. Again, I’ve had to move on. My sole focus is Stipe Miococ. I have disconnected myself from that man and his issues. When things are sorted out, I guess I’ll pay attention again.

“I’ve got bigger fish to fry.”

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.

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