Many consider Jon Jones to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time after his UFC 285 heavyweight title win over Ciryl Gane. However, Daniel Cormier, who has had a long-standing rivalry with Jones, is hesitant to agree due to his history of failed drug tests.
Jones defeated Cormier twice during his light heavyweight dominance, but their most recent bout was declared a no-contest after Jones tested positive for a turinabol metabolite. In 2016, Jones was also penalized for testing positive for estrogen blockers after his unanimous decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux.
Despite Jones’ numerous accomplishments, Cormier believes that anyone who has used banned substances should not be considered the greatest of all time. Cormier acknowledges that Jones is in the conversation due to his recent victory at heavyweight, but still maintains that his past indiscretions should not be overlooked.
Furthermore, Cormier disagrees with Jones being ranked as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC’s rankings, stating that Alexander Volkanovski should retain the top spot. While Cormier and Jones have had a contentious relationship in the past, Cormier has shown a degree of respect towards Jones since retiring from the sport.