Current UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier proved himself to be a class act with his response to the news that former title holder Jon Jones UFC suspension has been lifted.
“Congrats to Jon “Bones” Jones on his reinstatement to the UFC. For MMA fans this is a good day. A guy that has shown to be one of the greatest fighters of all time is back. As a competitor there could be no other outcome and this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. Jon has said the right things and his actions are backing his words up. We all hope this is the last time we have to deal with anything like that. And lastly as a fan u get to see see 2 of the best fighters compete against each other. With that being said I can’t wait to compete against him again. -DC”
Cormier lost to Jones in a title fight earlier this year, but then won the vacant belt by defeating Anthony Johnson when Jones was stripped of the championship following his hit-and-run incident in April, and has since successfully defended it against Alexander Gustafsson.
All along ‘DC’ has said that it’s a rematch with Jones that he really craves, and that looks like what he’s going to get, though the 36 year-old has indicated that he wants to take some time off first which means it’ll probably be early in 2016 at the very earliest before we’ll see these two lock horns again.
Meanwhile, Jones has issued another statement of his own thanking his fans for sticking by him and promising that the best is still to come.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to resume my career and I am excited to show how much I’ve grown as a person outside of the octagon,” Jones wrote on Facebook. “It took me losing almost everything I had worked for to realize how much I had. I am blessed and humbled by the continued support of the MMA community and I can’t thank my fans enough for their unwavering support through my ups and downs. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life and my career and let me assure you, the best is yet to come.”