Friday, September 15, 2017

Daniel Cormier "Lay off Jon Jones"

Photo: Ed Carbajal

After being reinstated as light heavyweight champion this week, Daniel Cormier had some words of support for his rival, Jon Jones. In social media post, Cormier thanked fans for their support after the loss, then with everything that ensued after with Jones testing positive for a banned substance.

After telling fans to "lay off Jon Jones," Cormier added:

"After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let's respect that."
You can read the entire post below:

Life can be such a roller coaster. I think sometimes you have to just take a moment and breathe it in. You never know what's gonna come your way. You try and handle it the best way you can. One thing that has been amazing is the support from you the fans. I have never felt so much love. It's crazy because this all happened when I lost. Guys now I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones. Let him and his team figure out what's going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love. After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let's respect that. You don't show ur support for me by hurting others. Again I thank you for ur unbelievable support and I trust that you guys will come thru again. DC 📷@layziethesavage
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Cormier, a life-long competitor has always taken losses very seriously and this shows why he is, as Jones put it at the end of UFC 214, "a model champion." Do you think fans will listen and lay off?