In a surprise move, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has extended a public invitation to his long-time rival and fellow former champion, Daniel Cormier, to join him in the commentary booth for the upcoming UFC 285 event.
Jones, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, took to social media to reach out to Cormier, saying that he would love to have him on the broadcast team for the highly anticipated event. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will be marking his much-anticipated reappearance on March 4 at UFC 285 when he faces Ciryl Gane for the vacated UFC heavyweight championship.
Jones and Cormier share perhaps one of the fiercest and most genuine rivalries in sports. Both of them were matched up three times inside the octagon. Jones won two fights of the series, but the final one was declared a no-result after Jones failed a drug test for a turinabol metabolite.
There were many things spoken in the trash talk involved during that two-bout series, and even they legendarily got into an altercation at a press conference. While Jones and Cormier's on-screen rivalry was often contentious, their animosity has cooled somewhat in recent years.
In any case, Jones appears to have shifted his viewpoint on Cormier mere days before his comeback. Jones stated in a string of tweets on Wednesday that Cormier may commentate for UFC 285 from the cage keeping aside the rivalry. It looks like Jon Jones was having a good day which resulted in him wishing for his former rival to be a part of the biggest event of the year.
In one of his tweets, Jones reacted to a fan's desire to let Daniel Cormier do the post-fight interview with the former light heavyweight champion. In reply to that Jones tweeted.
Since UFC 247 in February 2020, Jones has not engaged in the competition. In that contest, he defeated Dominick Reyes by a razor-thin and contentious decision to defend his title at 205 pounds. He has been hyping a jump to heavyweight for quite a while, and it will finally take place next month.