Jon Jones Doesn’t See Progress in Daniel Cormier’s Game

Jon Jones isn’t impressed with Daniel Cormier‘s light heavyweight title reign.

This Saturday night (July 29), Jones and Cormier will compete again for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 205-pound gold. It’ll be the headlining bout of UFC 214.

In their first encounter, “Bones” earned a unanimous decision victory. Since that time, Jones has been stripped of the gold and “DC” has made two successful title defenses.

During a recent appearance on FOX Sports 1’s Undisputed show, Jones said he hasn’t seen improvements in Cormier’s game (via

“My last fight against Ovince Saint Preux, a lot of people said it wasn’t very impressive after a year layoff, but I did enough to win the fight and I felt like I really didn’t show much. He’s been extremely active and I see that he has made almost zero progression in the last two years. I’m glad he feels he has the upper hand in the striking division.”

As far as his inactivity goes, Jones believes it can play to his advantage.

“(The layoff) given me time to just kind of reevaluate myself, my personal life and my career. I’ve been able to add things to my game that I didn’t have before. I feel totally rejuvenated and ready to go.”