Did Jon Jones’ Social Media Foray Give Daniel Cormier a Target to Hit at UFC 178?

August 2, 2014
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on Thursday posted a short video to his Instagram account of him getting stitched up.

The champ suffered a cut above his left eye that required several stitches, so as he was getting doctored up, he got the procedure on video and posted it on Instagram.

SEE ALSO: Jon Jones Suffers Huge Gash Over Eye

It was a sizable gash, but not one that is expected to delay his Sept. 27 showdown with Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.

Cormier, however, took advantage of Jones’ post to keep their social media mind game attacks properly fueled, saying he was going to take Jones down and “grind my elbow into that cut,” and that “some things should remain private.”

So could Jones’ affection for social media help lead to his downfall at UFC 178? Would he have been better off not leaking out any information about any injuries he’s suffered in training?

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  • Maddawgmar

    Hell yeah he gave him a target. But seriously, there is plenty of time for that cut to heal, as long as he wears his head gear and covers it properly during rolling sessions, it will be fully healed by the fight. That’s why some commissions only suspend 30 days for facial lacerations…

  • TheCerealKiller

    He gave him a target? Dan didn’t know to punch him in the head before that pic?

  • Theo Paine

    People – Wake Up! One, JBJ is a very intelligent & strategic thinker. Why in the %#%@ would JBJ broadcast his weakness to the world & give his opponent ammunition that he can exploit? How ridiculous is that?

    Two, I’m not convinced that the injury is ‘real’ or a serious one. If it was that serious, wouldn’t there be a picture of this injury b4 he got stitched up? Duh! In my opinion, this was purely a tactical move by JBJ to …a) fake DC out & give him a ray of hope that he can win the fight. LOL…and b) to further hype the fight & sell more PPV buys. Nothing more than that!

    • MuayThaiFood

      “wouldn’t there be a picture of this injury b4 he got stitched up? Duh!”
      There was a video of before, during and after. That’s not as good as a picture to you?

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  • MuayThaiFood

    I hope Cormier does elbow the s— out of that cut but if I were him I’d be more worried about his own torn ACL and LCL and what Jones is going to do to target it.

    • TheCerealKiller

      This T-rex elbows could not reach Jon.

      • WrestlersRuleMMMA

        Did Cormier’s reach affect his performance against tall guys like Bigfoot Silva or Josh Barnett? Sure didn’t. DC knows how to close the distance. Having short arms helps in some areas, like submission defense and other positions on the ground…..where Jones will be on his back!

  • Justin Time

    That video was prob right after the fight with Alexander G. Spoofing everyone to sell , sell, sell and promote his next battle in the ring and create just the stir up he has started.

    • TheCerealKiller

      He was a mess after that fight. You sir, are a moron.

  • DamianCross

    Imagine DC’s post fight interview after winning the belt due to a cut:

    Much respect Johnny *wraps belt around waist* we’ll definitely do it again brother *takes paycheck* I’ll train for a full 5 next time for sure *signs promotion deal with boost mobile*

  • ZJR

    The fat midget will have to reach Jones’ face first.

    • WrestlersRuleMMA

      Jones? Is that you? Awww. A little DC hater? Emelianegro is going to whip Jones’ ass. I hope you bet a lot of money on Jones. You will lose it all. Cormier is the most well rounded fighter Jones has ever fought. DC will decide where the fight takes place….on the feet or the ground. Doesn’t matter either because DC will dominate.

      • jorge anguiano

        Emelinanegro!? hah hah hah good one

  • me

    Yeah because DC was never going to attack an eye and rub his elbow into it when on the ground. No way was he ever going to try and open up a cut on JJ. This article just gave him his fight plan.
    People are you really this ignorant?