Transcript of UFC-Blocked Video of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Off-Air “Death Threat” Exchange

August 8, 2014
36 Comments

The blow-up between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his UFC 178 challenger, Daniel Cormier, just keeps growing in stature.

The two came to fisticuffs on stage at a recent PR event in Las Vegas, but later went back to the media to explain the altercation being a heat of the moment type of scenario. But on Friday, video footage surfaced of the two in an explicit and threatening off-air exchange just prior to an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

SEE ALSO: Video of the Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Brawl

While both have publicly apologized for their actions, and tried to put some spin on it, the off-air exchange gave new life to critiques that have described the initial incident as sophomoric and “bad for the sport.”

While several sources have plastered video the off-air exchange all over YouTube, the UFC has aggressively attempted to have said videos blocked on copyright grounds.

SEE ALSO: Video of the Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Off-Air Exchange

If you were unable to watch the video footage, MMAWeekly.com below has a written transcription of the exchange between the champion and challenger.

Jones: Hey pussy, are you still there?

Cormier: I’m here. I’m here. You are just the fakest person. I actually admire that you can be this fake, and like, when the TV comes on, you can just change. You’re a chameleon.

Jones: I’m a professional.

Cormier: It’s awesome. It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable.

Jones: The fact that you’re a pussy hasn’t changed.

Cormier: It’s unbelievable how fake you can really be. You’re such a f—ing pussy. My god. It is amazing. It’s amazing. But hat’s off to you because you have a great PR person. Because they have done a great job training you because you are just terrible. You are the f—ing scum of the earth. You are a terrible human being, but you can really turn it on, huh?

Jones: Thank you.

Cormier: I wish they would let me next door so I could spit in your f—ing face.

Jones: You know I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, right?

Cormier: You could never, you could never kill me.

Jones: Oh, I bet you I could.

Cormier: You should try Jon. You really should try Jon.

Jones: No, I would literally kill you if you spit in my face.

Cormier: Yeah, let’s try that Jon.

Jones: Literally kill you.

Cormier: Let’s try that Jon.

Jones: I’m not saying I would fight you, I said I would kill you if you did some s–t like that.

Cormier: So Jon, do you think I’m just gonna sit there and let you kill me Jon? I mean really.

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  • Guest

    such class act jones! lets let dc put that punk back to the crack hood

    • Guest

      1 cauliuflower ear and jones will come back down to earth and find himself in bellator. Comeon Dana fire this idiot!

      • Heath Herring

        you cant fire the light heavyweight champion for talking trash. despite whether you think hes an asshole or not, hes one of the scariest guys walking the earth. fire him for hyping a fight? mike tyson used to say that he would eat his opponents children and rape their wives. trash talk and fighting will always go together. hes looking for a reaction from cormier and from the fans, and he succeeded. im excited, this is going to be a great fight.

  • suckmynutz

    I think it is great, should make for a good fight, at least these guys will have heat going into the event.

  • Muaythai4life

    I wonder if he would really kill him.. really.. if he would really kill him… like really.

  • KingLettuce

    Guess that’s just proof that Jon has no idea what the verse on his chest means. Despicable.

  • Yannick Messaoud

    This is just awful, i like both of them Cormier is also amazing the weight cut and he is undefeated, i am so looking forward to this fight yet i can’t believe what i am reading, 2 pros making millions and Jon giving out death treat, i feel like a teenager again. I really hope they are going to get fined for this crap.

  • TheCerealKiller

    This is kind of sickening that ESPN leaked out this conversation. If I were the UFC, I wouldn’t work with them anymore. This is a complete stab in the back by them. I know I’ve said some $hit behind closed doors, as well as a lot of you, that you never intended for the public to hear.

    Or is this all a fight hype…

    • brian stevens

      Ya that’s smart don’t work with the biggest sports network in the world!

      • TheCerealKiller

        They are under contract with FOX Sports, which is quickly catching up to ESPN. I personally don’t even watch ESPN anymore.

        • brian stevens

          I doubt they are shedding tears and those gains you are talking about don’t exist.

          • TheCerealKiller

            Your own chart shows a giant decline for ESPN…

          • brian stevens

            That’s your takeaway? A giant decline after football season! Wow I give up…

  • Darin

    Becoming a dominant champ at a young age has spoiled Jones. Or maybe he’s just always been an @$$hole. It will be interesting to see how fans start reacting to him after this.

    I can imagine Jones’ response if a reporter asks him about this: “I’m glad this happened. I regret it, but I’m glad it happened. Know what I mean? This gives me an opportunity to grow spiritually”

  • Sir_Roy

    Kid was what, 23 when he became champion? It shows. He’s still a teenager mentally and emotionally. But one that can hospitalize most other men on earth with a temperament that doesn’t rule that out should said other men not play up to his ever inflating ego.

    I hope Cormier smothers him. I hope Jon feels the helplessness as he’s taken down relentlessly. And I don’t hope this out of spite. I know it would be the best thing for him in life right now. He needs to fall fast and hard from his pseudo reality at the “apparent” top. He needs some serious humble pie.

    • Joe

      I agree with you, the only problem is that DC is the only lhw that could possibly do that. If Jones beats DC(big if in my opinion). Gus has the tools to beat him, but not dominate him.
      If Jones wins against DC, I think Dana should reward him with a supetfight with Cain.

      • solo

        Superfight with Cain is not a reward dude!

        • Joe

          I know that, but it’s one sure fire way to give him some humility, and would be a huge ppv draw.

          • solo

            that i can agree with

  • Slick Rick

    Funny how all of you Jones Haters give Cormier a pass for all of his actions. You get upset when Jones leans his head on Cormier and yet people forget that Cormier pushed Cummings straight up without being provoked. Cormier calls Jones fake for calling him a pussy, and then in the same breath, calls Jones a F’in pussy. Would Cormier say that out loud in public in front of his momma and kids? I think not. And last but not least, if any of you had someone spit a nasty loogey in your face, you might beat that bastard down so severely, who knows what would happen. Quit being do judgmental and appreciate the sincere hatred these guys have for each other. A hatred that causes them to act out of character. Big F’in deal!

    • brian stevens

      Jones is a joke that’s why people don’t like him. You wouldn’t associate with people who are two faced in your own life so why would you cheer one on in sports?

    • solo

      Yea, but it’s even funnier how you’re trying to sell us this crap of your opinion. For your info, Cummings said alot of stuff before Cormier fight. And sooo what if he pushed him?! That happens bunch of times and things stayed cool after. Except this time, no one has reacted like Jones did swinging his left hand so unprofesionally cause he couldnt control his temper and his ego at the heat of the moment. It would be such a bigger problem if someone got injured. Fortunatelly, it didnt.

      Insults came from both sides, so again why trying to sell us that DC is the bad guy here. Didnt you hear what Jones said on the Q&A: “i’m going to make him my wife”. You said quit being judgemental, and you’re doing that.

      At the end of the day the hatred between them is a big deal, for them, not for us. Cause they’re gonna fight to the oblivion for the world championship. Its not like they’re gonna make free throws against one another.

  • lowlb

    I love this! Everyone around the world who looks at this sport as thuggery just had their sentiment underscored.
    The UFC is on the decline all over the world.
    Kinda sad huh, girlfriend?

  • Slamm Jonez

    Jon Jones: Model Christian

    • Zach Gaitten

      What the hell does this have to do with christians? You got issues bro.

      • ac

        IDK the fact that he has a bible verse tattooed on his chest might have something to do with it

  • Mademyday

    DC said to jones: You are just the fakest person. I actually admire that you can be this fake, and like, when the TV comes on, you can just change. You’re a chameleon.

    I couldn’t stop crying. I was in tears of laughter, a freaking chameleon lol. You know dc won the argument when jones try to threaten to kill you because that the only thing he can say.

  • eddie eagle

    Cormier will break Jones in two.

  • David

    Hope this is real. Cormier does not have the pedigree concerning experience and wins against the best. He should have the mental capability to inflict damage on Jones with the way Jones has acted in disrespecting him.

    The only fight I saw Jones in was against Rampage and they both acted like they were afraid of each other. Rampage cannot wrestle but Cormier can.
    Let’s get it on!

  • JDMMA

    Boy… That escalated quickly !!!

  • nanook2240

    I hope this is as good of a fight at the back and forth bickering. But this is hilarious. I now see Jon Jones as being fake as Rashad Evens said he is.

    I hope Daniel wins and doesn’t give him a rematch.

  • eddie eagle

    Cormier breaks the stick Jon bones Jones in two pieces. Cormier beat big foot Silva and handled Flat face hendo like a child.

  • dgs

    I wonder if they’re going to touch gloves before the fight?

  • Brian Finley

    Jon Jones wins this fight. I like DC, but Jones has too much movement and speed, he’s fought several 5 rounders and the reach difference will be a lot.

  • eddie eagle

    Look for Cormier to really hurt Jones badly. Bones is not at that level and is an amateur from a small school. This will end ugly for Jones.

  • johnstompinado

    Cormier the muslim terrorist