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Morning Report: Michael Bisping says Daniel Cormier crying after UFC 214 gave Jon Jones ‘the ultimate f**king revenge’

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Saturday night played host to a familiar scene. Daniel Cormier crying after coming up short against Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title.

After losing a competitive decision in their first bout at UFC 182, Cormier was seen in tears backstage, being consoled by his teammate Cain Velasquez. After getting violently knocked out in the main event of UFC 214, Cormier broke down in the cage during a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. It was, for many, a heart-wrenching moment of raw emotion. Others viewed it as improper. But for UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, Cormier’s emotional reaction was something else entirely, another loss.

Speaking on his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping opined that Cormier should not have broken down in tears inside the Octagon because it gave Jones another win besides the third-round TKO victory he had just secured.

“Cormier shouldn’t have done that. I thought it was bad because - listen, I’ve never cried when I’ve lost a fight, that’s not what I’m saying though. What I’m saying is because how much they dislike one another, and for as classy as Jon Jones could be inside the octagon, don’t tell me that that wasn’t the ultimate f**king revenge for Jon Jones to see D.C. crying. So what I mean is that the way he should have handled that better is to save that for the private moments.

“But he’d just been scrambled. Obviously, he wasn’t thinking straight. He was highly emotional, he’d just been knocked out. You don’t know where you are when you’ve been knocked out, I’ll tell you that right now. Even though you’re back on you’re talking to Joe Rogan, you still don’t know what the f**k is going on. And by the way, that was a bad knockout.”

Bisping’s claim that Cormier crying was “the ultimate revenge” for Jones isn’t unfounded. During a press interview shortly before their rematch, Jones told Cormier “I just want to make you cry backstage again. Jones succeeded in that goal while also conclusively putting and end to their rivalry.

Bisping went on to say that he has a great deal of respect for Cormier and was sorry to see him lose to Jones but that the inclination to pity Cormier should be done away with, especially because Cormier likely doesn’t want that anyway.

“In that period of fighting for the title and being the champion, he’s made millions and millions of dollars. I would guess six to seven million dollars in a couple of years, maybe more. Maybe close to 10 million dollars, who knows? I was feeling sorry for him but then I said, hold on a minute. At the end of the day, we do this for money. He’s earned a s**t-ton of money, he’s been the champion, and he’s lost and he’s a grown ass man and he’ll deal with it. There’s no need to sit here feeling sorry for him and he probably doesn’t want that anyway.”


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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Evan Dunham (18-6) vs. Beneil Dariush (14-3); UFC 216, Oct. 7.

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Magomed Bibulatov (14-0) vs. John Moraga (17-6); UFC 216, Oct. 7.

Brad Tavares (15-4) vs. Thales Leites (27-7); UFC 216, Oct. 7.


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FINAL THOUGHTS

Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.


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