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Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones is like a 16-year-old girl

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Daniel Cormier fired back at Jon Jones, who recently dismissed the heavyweight as a potential opponent.

Cormier initiated things when he again said he wanted a shot at Jones’ light heavyweight title. Jones was irked that he had to respond to Cormier.

“I hate answering questions about [Cormier],” Jones said last week at the UFC World Tour stop in Los Angeles, via MMA Junkie. “He’s just not relevant to me. There’s so many great fighters in the light-heavyweight division. He’s not even top five in his division. I’m not sure if he is.

“He has, like, 20,000 Twitter followers. He has short reach, bad cardio (and) he looked terrible in his last fight. It’s like, I’m not worried about him at all.”

[Previously: Daniel Cormier wants Jon Jones]

Contrary to what Jones says, Cormier is not irrelevant. He is one of the top heavyweight contenders in the UFC. And he doesn’t like Jones dismissing him.

“When I hear his quote, it’s like a 16-year old girl,” Cormier said during Fuel TV’s UFC 163 post-fight show, per MMA TV. “Jon Jones, grow up bud, we’re going to fight regardless of how you feel. And when we do and I’m cutting the line and you might as well pull the guard because I’m taking you down.”

This reminds me a lot of the Chael Sonnen-Jon Jones situation. Jones was initially dismissive of Sonnen, because Chael clearly did not belong in the octagon with Jones. But Sonnen managed to talk his way into a fight with Jones and got destroyed. Maybe Cormier, who also called out Jones in January, is banging the drum loud enough to get Dana White to give him a fight. I know one thing: if Cormier faces Jones, he’ll give him a much, much tougher fight than Chael ever did.

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Daniel Cormier wants Jon Jones

daniel cormierDaniel Cormier made it clear after his win over Dion Staring Saturday night that he is coming for Jon Jones.

Cormier beat Staring in Oklahoma City by second-round TKO, absolutely demolishing his opponent with an array of punches. The fight was part of Strikeforce’s final card as the promotion plans to close operations.

Cormier announced after his win that he has signed a contract to fight in the UFC. He is scheduled to fight Frank Mir first, and then he wants Jones.

“Right now I’m telling you: April 20 on FOX — I signed my UFC contract — Frank Mir, you and me, let’s do it.”

When asked whether he would drop from heavyweight to light heavyweight to face Jones, he seemed game.

“I’m going to let Jon defend his belt April 27 and then I’m going to kick his ass in the fall,” said Cormier.

Cormier currently fights as a heavyweight, so he would likely have to cut somewhere between 20-30 pounds to prepare for Jones. Or, he could wait and see if Jones comes up in weight, which is something the UFC champion has discussed doing.

Cormier is 11-0 and recorded impressive wins over Big Foot Silva and Josh Barnett in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. His punching ability and rich wrestling background will make him a dangerous contender when he joins the UFC. I’d prefer for him to wait for Jones to move up to heavyweight rather than drop down. We also should not overlook his fight with Mir who, despite coming off a loss to Junior dos Santos, is very dangerous.