Fans mock Jon Jones for criticizing Daniel Cormier on his ‘bad employee’ remark: “Cocaine’s one hell of a drug”

Jon Jones, the current undisputed heavyweight champion of the UFC, is the arguable GOAT of mixed martial arts. Except for a DQ loss against Matt Hamill, Jones hasn’t suffered a defeat in professional mixed martial arts. As the youngest UFC champion ever in the UFC, Jones faced the cream of the crop during his light heavyweight title reign.

At present, Jones is recovering from a pectoral and elbow surgery. Jones was scheduled to make his first defense of his heavyweight title at UFC 295 against former two-time heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic but the injury and subsequent surgeries have postponed the fight to a later date in 2024.

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones recent beef explained

Recently, a private conversation between UFC CEO Dana White and former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta was revealed as the UFC is facing a lawsuit in court. In the conversation, White and Fertitta did not have good things to say about Jones back before Endeavor bought the UFC.

Cormier on his YouTube channel talked about the statements made by White and Fertitta that portrayed Jones as not a good employee (i.e. “Bad Employee”). Jones, a longtime rival of Cormier, responded with a tweet on his official X account. “Never let a “bad employee” beat you up and take everything from you twice. It’ll leave you bitter for a really long time evidently,” tweeted Jones with a subtle dig at their rivalry.

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones had an intense rivalry when both of them had tremendous careers in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. For a long period, Jones and Cormier held the undisputed titles in the division, and being the two alphas at the top of the division, they had an intense rivalry.

The duo met two times inside the octagon with Jones leading the rivalry 1-0(1). Cormier, the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, first tasted defeat in professional MMA at the hand of Jon Jones at UFC 182. Preluding UFC 182, the interaction between the two was not cordial as there were instances of family being dragged into trash talks and they even had a physical altercation at a face-off on stage.

Jon Jones was stripped of the title after UFC 182 as he violated the UFC’s Athlete Conduct Policy by committing a felony. Cormier won the vacated title, setting the stage for a Jones vs. Cormier rematch upon his return. Jones came back a year later to claim the interim light heavyweight title only to be stripped again, this time for a doping violation.

After his suspension, Jones returned to the octagon at UFC 214 to face Cormier in the rematch. After a closely contested round 1, Jones knocked out Cormier in round 2 to become a two-time undisputed champion in the division. However, Jones was again stripped of the title as he tested positive for a banned substance.

Cormier has been very critical of Jones‘ stature as the GOAT of MMA as there is an asterisk of doping violation attached to it. He has also been critical of Anderson Silva for the same reason. Both Comrier and Jones accomplished great things in MMA and even became a two-division champion. In the case of Cormier, he was a simultaneous two-division champion.

Fans mock Jon Jones for slamming DC

Jon Jones’ recent remarks about Daniel Cormier did not go unnoticed by MMA fans on social media, as supporters expressed their backing for Cormier. After his UFC career, Cormier became a mainstay at the UFC commentary booth, gaining popularity for his humorous takes on fights.

Fans sided with Cormier in the beef with Jones, and some even referenced Jones’ public use of cocaine. Notably, Jones had openly discussed his use of the drug and famously remarked to Daniel Cormier before UFC 214, “I beat you after a week of Cocaine.”

“DC is right though, let him cook,” commented another fan who voiced his support for the retired two-division champion. The fan agreed with Cormier’s statement that Jones was a headache for the UFC to work with as Jones famously refused to fight Chael Sonnen on short notice leading to the UFC’s first and only canceled PPV event, UFC 151.

“Multiple steroid test failures, mutiple fight cancellations, many issues with the law outside of octagon,” commented yet another fan who provided the basis for Cormier’s assessment of Jones as a bad employee. The fan also mentioned the time when Jones faced a hit-and-run felony against a pregnant woman in addition to domestic abuse allegations from his wife.

“ufc had to change entire venue location for jones drug test failure…yeah Jon you’re a damn model employee,” the fan further commented about when the UFC had to change the location at the last minute as he failed a drug test. With the aforementioned factors, the fan remarked with a sly dig that Jon Jones is a ‘model employee’ of the UFC.

Whose side are you on? Jon Jones? or Daniel Cormier?


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