It is no surprise that Jon Jones had some thoughts following Saturday’s UFC 241—and particularly the main event between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
After the pay-per-view card, which saw Miocic recapture the heavyweight title with a fourth-round TKO of Cormier in the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jones sent out a series of messages on Twitter.
Jones believes Miocic’s win over Cormier earned him status as undoubtedly the best heavyweight to ever walk the planet. UFC 241 marked the second time Miocic and Cormier fought each other. Last summer at UFC 226, Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round to win the title. At the time, “DC” was the 205-pound titleholder.
“Stipe is hands down the greatest heavyweight of all time,” Jones wrote early Sunday morning. “I have nothing else to say.”
Stipe is hands down the greatest heavyweight of all time. I have nothing else to say— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
The UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings are sure to be shaken up later this week, as heading into Saturday’s card Cormier was ranked No. 1 and Miocic No. 11. Jones, who sits at No. 2, is interested to see what the updated standings bring.
“Now can we stop playing games with these pound for pound rankings already,” Jones wrote.
Now can we stop playing games with these pound for pound rankings already— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
Finally, Jones threw Cormier – whom he has fought twice and has a well-documented rivalry with – a bit of shade for comments the ex-champ made prior to his title defense at UFC 241, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Cormier told Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show last week that he didn’t need to fight Jones a third time because he makes enough money “on the front end.”
“I guess losses don’t matter when you’re getting paid so much on the front end,” Jones wrote.
I guess losses don’t matter when you’re getting paid so much on the front end.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
The loss to Miocic snapped Cormier’s three-fight winning streak, which earned him the “Fighter of the Year” award in 2018. It was Miocic’s first bout since losing the strap to Cormier 13 months ago.
Jones is coming off a light heavyweight title defense against Thiago Santos last month at UFC 239. Jones beat Santos by split decision.