Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Get in Backstage Altercation (video)

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In the lead-up to Friday’s UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champ Jon Jones got into an altercation in the backstage area. 

Jones and Cormier mentioned the dust-up during the press conference, but FOX Sports has exclusive footage of the altercation, which can be seen above.

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  • Anonymous

    Jones imo is or has the potential to be the greatest fighter ever. I’ll never bet against him, until I see how he fights post usada, but man have I lost all respect for him as a person and really wanna see him take a beaten.

    • Jess Fenchley

      Exactly he was fighting while drugged up. No drugs will change this fighter, but to what we don’t know, yet.

      • Murdock

        If he was drugged up in all his other fights, why wasn’t he caught or suspended then? your opinion is pure speculation without any real proof.

        • Anonymous

          ? He was suspended. Remember when his fight with Cormier at UFC 200 was cancelled? Remember when he also failed for cocaine? Remember when he hid under the ring at his gym for 8 hours to avoid a drug test? Remember his hit and run where he left weed behind? Jones was suspended for having letrozole in his system. That’s the most powerful anti estrogen there is. It’s not in this “sex pill” he supposedly took because One of the side effects is low sex drive because it shuts off your estrogen levels. Men need estrogen to have normal functioning hormones

          • Murdock

            So he was caught during out of competition a few times. Which fights was he caught with illegal stuff post fights between 2008-2015 after a fight? I don’t see very many so your opinion is pure speculation and is mainly brought up to stir drama. Bravo!

          • Anonymous

            Are you serious? You mean before usada when you were allowed have testosterone up to six times the average level? There’s no casual steroid and cocaine users in sports at this level. If you’re the best in the world clean then why start taking steroids when you’re already the champ and ranked #1 in the world? You don’t take letrozole if you’re not on steroids. When you take steroids and testosterone you’re increasing your testosterone levels which makes your body naturally increase your estrogen levels in an attempt to balance your hormones, which is what you don’t want because thats how you grow tits. So you take an estrogen blocker to lower it. But by needing to letrozole, the most powerful estrogen blocker there is, that means you means you were taking some serious steroids. It’s not speculation or stiring up drama. It’s facts. He failed for taking something that only goes with illegal and banned performance enhancers a year into usada. But you’re right probably just coincidence he failed taking something for the first time.

          • Murdock

            So you can’t prove he was taking stuff prior to USADA?

            Ok gotcha!

          • Anonymous

            You’re right. He only started juicing and doing other drugs when the drug policies became stricter and harder to pass. You nailed it. Super clean as whistle whole career. Finds out USADA is coming in and thinks to himself now is the time to start taking banned substances and performance enhancers. Are you really that naive? Like seriously.

          • Murdock

            I think you’re the naive one since you can’t prove he was on anything prior to usada.

          • Poopdock

            That’s not how you use the word naive. Not having courtroom proof makes someone naive. Looking at an obvious situation and not comprehending it is naive. Like you. You’re naive.

          • Poopdock

            Doesn’t make someone naive*

          • Murdock

            Yet u can’t provide any real facts to my question. You’re a delusional drama queen!

          • Poopdock

            Delusional means having unrealistic beliefs. You think it’s unrealistic to assume someone who failed two drug tests and got caught with possession twice did drugs before that? If that’s delusional I stand corrected.

          • Murdock

            Yes you’re delusional!

          • Poopdock

            So just so we’re clear you believe the only time Jones did drugs were the times he was caught or failed a test? Do you also believe Nick Diaz only smoked weed three times since that’s how many times he got caught?

          • Murdock

            You’ve still yet to tell me when he got busted after a fight prior to 2015, drama queen!

            Sit down, junior!

          • Poopdock

            He doesn’t need to get busted to have used them. The proof is in his own admission of guilt. Jon Jones admitted to using drugs and having a drug problem prior to usada. He was on drugs all fight camp for Alexander Gustavsson fight which was 2013 for example. Link won’t let me post it but a simple google search “Jon Jones drug problem” and the first thing that shows up is his admission to using.

          • Murdock

            Yes he does otherwise this whole “he’s been using PEDs his whole career” talk is all speculation without proof then.

            I rest my case!

          • Poopdock

            Dude you are full blown retarded. He admitted it. That’s proof. If this was court he’d be guilty because of admission.

          • Murdock

            You’ve yet to provide any proof whatsoever that’s he’s been on PEDs between his UFC debut until his seventh title defence. You’re all talk mate. Pure speculation!

          • Fancy Dance

            Please take your retard meds. Please. Not even joking I’m actually worried

          • Murdock

            Come up with real facts before u reply, loser!

          • Fancy Dance

            I did. You’re retarded. There’s one right there

          • Murdock

            Those were out of competition, you’ve yet to point out any of his busts prior to 2015. Your comment is pure speculation thuswise.

        • Poopdock

          He’s currently suspended. As in he’s suspended right now. Because he was caught. As in he was caught with a banned substance in his system so he got suspended.

          • Murdock

            Yeah great, he was caught once. That doesn’t prove he was taking stuff in all his previous fights. Pure speculation.

          • Poopdock

            No it doesn’t but you said why was he never caught or suspended. And he has been. I’m not speculating anything I just read what happens in the Mma news

          • Murdock

            No I said why he wasn’t caught or suspended prior to usada. All u mentioned were out of competitions busts which wasn’t even my question.

        • Fancy Dance

          Are you a troll or just unknowingly waking up from a long coma? I’m no doctor so I can’t legally prescribe you anything but may I suggest you try taking retard medicine?

          • Murdock

            Sounds like you’re just finding any excuse to cause drama. Well that’s your problem!

  • Hyperbole

    It’s all talk from both sides until Jones actually makes it to fight day. Until then, I’m tired of this junk. Both guys are horrible at talking $hit.

    • Jess Fenchley

      Agreed, this yelling at each other just makes the sport look juvenile and unprofessional. Joke.

    • Sir_Roy

      It’s like listening to an old, senile bickering married couple who don’t know when to move on and let sh!t go.

  • Sir_Roy

    It’s hard watching grown @ss men talk like that. You can get away with it in high school (maybe) but c’mon now gents. It’s not even “Conor Mcgreggor” trash talk fare. They’re just embarrassing themselves on all levels.

    • Loosecannon

      You can’t talk smack about a grown man’s kids without expecting an altercation. I don’t fault Cormier for his actions, I fault Jones. Jones knows how to put on an act when the cameras are on, but when they’re off he’s a narcissistic, selfish, d-bag. However Jones’ talent is second-to-none. I use to be a huge Jones fanboy, but after judging by his [Jones] character, I hope Cormier pulls this one out. When the cameras aren’t rolling I believe Cormier has better values and morals than Jones. But this is the fight game, and the bad guys win championships.

      • Sir_Roy

        I understand Cormier shutting Jones down when and / or if he talks sh!t about his family and makes it personal like that. It’s crossing a very definite line. I do not take exception to that. There’s a way to do that though. I simply take exception to the god awful juvenile bickering, like two high school wannabe toughs throwing childish insults, that I can’t get behind.

        It’s done in a kiddie-like manner that’s just hard to watch. Huge, enormous, egos at work right there.

      • Sir_Roy

        I do agree that Cormier is the more mature, settled, and family value oriented of the two. By far. I just wish we’d see more of the Fox Commentator Cormier during fight week, and less of the awkward loud mouthed Cormier we see. When he trash talks he comes off as a douche. I think folks are harder on Cormier for it because people have a sense that tells them when, fundamentally, certain individuals know better and are better than their actions.

  • TheCerealKiller

    DC can’t control himself. This is twice now that he goes crazy.

    • Roscoe Gauldin

      jones definitely knows what buttons to push.

  • Darin

    Dang, these guys really go off when you mention their families.

  • George Sperry

    I love the blonde sitting at the table playing on her smart phone.

  • Roscoe Gauldin

    although i cant stand jones, i love it when he gets DC going. its almost like before jones says anything, he taps one of his buddys on the shoulder and says “hey, you wanna see something funny, watch this.”

  • Usmc8408

    What are these dudes 12 or something? Mention their mom or kids and they flip out like a child.

  • FXSTC1

    Jones is troubled. I doubt the Diaz brothers would even use the kid taunt. If they did they wouldn’t mean it because they have big hearts. Jones is all kinds of low life. Cormier has his issues too but Jones is just ignorant. When Tyson talked about eating his opponents children no one took him serious. To him it was just a cool thing to say. He either heard it at the movies or on the WWE. But Jones…..