Daniel Cormier was very emanational after this loss to Jon Jones at UFC 182 and when the news broke of a Jones failed drug test DC could’ve easily used that as an excuse. That’s not Cormier.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t change the result of the fight,” he said last night. “It’s more sad than anything.”
“It doesn’t make me feel better to have lost against a guy who was doing drugs,” he said.
Cormier was always one to point out how fake Jones was and he elaborates on that now that some of Jones’ demons have surfaced:
“I thought this is a guy who has kids and this guy needs to be a positive light for a lot of people,” he said. “I don’t really feel like I look at him any differently. I just want the guy to get help and just be like a guiding light for people, to be a positive influence.
“You see glimpses of it, like him giving clothes to the homeless on Christmas. You just kind of hope that he can make that how he is all the time.
“He makes an impact on a lot of people because of his status. He’s a guy that really impacts people at a whole different level than most guys in MMA. So, with that being said, you would hope that he takes it serious, gets whatever help he needs, and comes out better on the opposite side.”
It’s good to see that even after their heated rivalry DC is taking the high road (no pun intended).