After Jon Jones was arrested again last week for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), having an open container and negligent use of a firearm (details), many in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community came out to criticize “Bones” for once again getting on the wrong side of the law.
Others, however, came out to support “Bones” in his darkest hour.
Now, one of Jon’s biggest rivals and critics over the years is speaking out on his latest infraction, as Daniel Cormier chimed in on “Bones’” latest setback. And if you think he’s going to take the opportunity to kick the light heavyweight champion while he’s down, you sorely mistaken.
“But that’s not me. I didn’t celebrate. I didn’t celebrate the kid getting in trouble again,” Cormier said during on an episode of DC & Helwani via ESPN after getting word from his elated friends that Jon had been arrested. “I don’t think you should celebrate or dance on someone’s grave in their darkest moments.”
Sure, Cormier has used Jon’s past transgressions against him during the build-up to their fights, but deep down “DC” knows Jones needs help, and fast. And while “Bones” has done his part in the past to get on the straight and narrow, it just isn’t enough. That’s why Cormier wants Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to intervene.
“I think the UFC needs to save him,” Cormier said. “Keep him, but then really try to help him try to get better.”
A lot of the criticism coming…