Jon Jones on Media Brawl: DC 'Got What He Deserved'

Jordy McElroyCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2014

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Jon Jones isn't taking the blame for the brawl that erupted between him and Daniel Cormier in front of media members on Monday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After fielding questions from the media, the UFC light heavyweight stars approached one another to square off in a customary staredown before all hell broke loose.

Cormier gave Jones a hard shove after face-to-face contact was made, and the champ immediately responded by pushing forward and throwing a punch.

UFC representative Dave Sholler was the innocent bystander stuck in the middle of all the chaos, which quickly spilled out onto the MGM Grand lobby floor.

After destroying the entire set piece for the event, both fighters continued to throw punches at one another on the ground.

Jones had plenty to say about the incident in a slew of Twitter jabs aimed at his longtime adversary.

UFC President Dana White, who is currently in Bora Bora on vacation, hasn't made any public statements regarding the incident. However, he did repost a video of the brawl on his Twitter page.

Both fighters are scheduled to appear on ESPN's SportsCenter for an interview on Monday at 6 p.m. ET. They will also be appearing side by side on Fox Sports Live at midnight ET.

It'll be interesting to see if both men can put Monday's incident behind them and be in the same room together without going at each other's throats.

The long-awaited grudge match between Jones and Cormier will headline UFC 178 on Saturday, September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  


Jordy McElroy is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA writer for Rocktagon.