Last week, Jones and Cormier appeared on ESPN's "SportsCenter" following a scuffle during Ultimate Media Day in Las Vegas. During the televised interview, "Bones" appeared very calm. That continued off-air, but with a death threat hurled by Jones to the former Olympian.
Jones and Cormier will meet in the main event of UFC 178 this September 27. Below is the complete transcription:
Jones: Hey (expletive), are you still there?
Cormier: I'm here. I'm here. You're just the fakest person. I actually admire that you can just be this fake, and when like that TV comes on, how you can just change. It's like you're a chameleon. It's awesome.
Jones: Hey listen, I'm a professional.
Cormier: It's awesome. It is unbelievable.
Jones: The fact that you're a (expletive) hasn't changed.
Cormier: It's unbelievable how fake you can really be. It's like you're just such a (expletive) (expletive). My God. It is amazing. It is amazing. But hats off to you. You've got a great PR person because they do a great job of training you because you are just terrible. You're the scum of the (expletive) Earth. You are a terrible human being. But you can sure turn it on.
Jones: Thank you.
Cormier: I wish they would let me next door so I can spit in your (expletive) face.
Jones: You know I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, right?
Cormier: You could never kill me.
Jones: Oh, I bet you I could.
Cormier: Then you should try, Jon. You really should try, Jon.
Jones: I will literally kill you if you spit in my face. Literally kill you.
Cormier: Let's try that, Jon.
Jones: I'm not saying I would fight you. I said I would kill you if you do some silly (expletive) like that.
Cormier: So Jon, do you think I'm just going to sit there and let you kill me, Jon? I mean, really?
- Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen lost to Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 Saturday night in the main event of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu event. Sonnen competed despite threats of a financial punishment from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Earlier this year, Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA after failing two drug tests. However, it appeared as if he was still fine to compete in Los Angeles at Metamoris despite receiving a suspension from the NAC.
Sonnen, who fought twice for the UFC middleweight title and once for the light heavyweight belt, was defeated when Galvao locked in a rear-naked choke. In other action, Josh Barnett defeated Dean Lister and Vinny Magalhaes fought Keenan Cornelius to a draw.
- UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is already on the road to recovery following knee surgery. Middle Easy posted a video of Rousey starting rehab on Instagram after the operation.
Rousey has targeted a return to action either late this year or early in 2015. Gina Carano remains rumored as a possible opponent.
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