Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have one of the vital bitter rivalries in all of blended martial arts (MMA). However in terms of giving props the place props are due, “DC” has by no means been shy to place away his beef with the Final Combating Championship (UFC) Mild Heavyweight champion to take action.

So after catching wind of Jon’s quest to land a bout towards Heavyweight knockout artist, Francis Ngannou, Cormier was very impressed.

“I’ll insult Jones on any day of the week, however I may also give him credit score the place credit score is due, and I actually imagine that this Francis Ngannou factor is likely one of the most gangster issues on this planet,” Cormier mentioned on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Present” (transcribed by MMA Junkie).

Cormier additionally went on to slam the critics who discover it in them to say an expert fighter truly fears stepping within the cage with one other human.

“Why would you be afraid of anybody, particularly in case you’re a man that has the accomplishments of Jon Jones? Why? That’s the factor I don’t get when folks say me or Jon Jones, that we’re afraid of someone. It’s probably the most asinine factor on this planet.

“I believe that this Jones factor is cool. He’s like, ‘OK, you wish to battle? Let’s do it.’ That’s what any particular person on this planet, a real fighter, would do, and I believe, hats off to Jones.”

Ngannou took the bait Jones put out, as the 2 males have gone back-and-forth on social media, main many to imagine that an epic showdown between them might truly occur very quickly.

Sadly, UFC president Dana White isn’t bought on the thought that two of his greatest stars truly wish to comply with by. However since Ngannou’s title shot isn’t going to occur anytime quickly as a result of uncertainty of the Miocic vs Cormier trilogy bout, and Jon just about cleansing out the 205-pound weight class, now could be nearly as good a time as any to make it occur.