UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe Jon Jones can beat him, especially after his performance at UFC 197 on Saturday.
Jones defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision in the main event and subsequently became the interim light heavyweight champion, but Cormier was less than impressed with the “new Jon Jones”.
Cormier was supposed to put his title on the line against Jones at UFC 197, but he injured his foot and had to pull out.
Had he been fit for the bout, Cormier insists he would still have the light heavyweight title around his waist.
“He got the job done. A lot of times, most guys, they don’t have their best performance, they lose,” he told FOX Sports 1.
“They don’t get it done. So it shows how special Jon is. That being said, (I’m) very disappointed that I didn’t get to compete tonight because I do believe that if he showed up in the form that he did tonight, or if this is the new Jon Jones, there’s no way that guy can beat me.”
Meanwhile, Cormier confirmed that he will be visiting a doctor on Monday in order to get an update on his foot injury.
Should the news be positive, the 37-year-old is confident that he will be able to face Jones at UFC 200 on July 9.
“I feel much better already. I did the stem cell (treatment) and I’m able to walk good now,” he said.
“I feel like I can be healthy for anytime. UFC 200 needs a main event. (If) the doctor gives me the go-ahead, I’ll be ready to go.
“Let’s get this guy back in the octagon. Let’s go. I want nothing more than to fight this guy every day of the week.