We are creeping up on July’s UFC 214 clash between Jon Jones and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Recently, Jon Jones spoke with Flo Combat about DC and what it would take to squash the beef between them after the fight.

If he wants to be friends, be a sportsman and realize I’m just the better fighter, that would be great. It would show a lot about who he is. I doubt he’ll do that though, based on how he acted the first time I beat him.

He doesn’t believe it will happen and also believes the excuse train will pull in to the station after he defeats Cormier.

I’d be willing to bet the house he’s going to come up with some kind of excuse or reason why he lost this fight. I have friends who are all over social media and they tell me both Luke Rockhold and Cain Velasquez have been injured and haven’t been training a lot. I really hope he really doesn’t use that as an excuse.

I’m hoping he can finally look himself in the mirror and say, ‘Goddammit…maybe I should have caught Jon Jones back in 2008 when I was failing to make weight at the Olympics. Maybe when I was at that age I was the guy to beat him. Maybe I just tried this thing too late in life….I just want him to get honest with himself and be grateful for the time he did get to spend with the belt.

Jones has been removed from the rematch attempts before because of some less than honorable reasons, but he feels it’s water under the bridge.

In my heart that stuff is over because I did my time for all the things I’ve done, but in the minds of the people, I feel like getting my belt back will help people move on. It will be a point where people realize this guy has been through this, this and that, but he’s back where he needs to be. He’s back on the throne, and let’s see where his future goes from here instead of the focus being the reasons he’s not on the throne because of getting in trouble.

UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 will be held on July 29, 2017 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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