Daniel Cormier is the UFC light heavyweight champion once again. He has never defeated Jon Jones inside the cage, but after a drug test defeated Jones outside of the Octagon, Cormier is back atop the mountain.
He took to his Instagram account on Friday both to thank his fans and ask them to show compassion towards Jones and his family.
Life can be such a roller coaster. I think sometimes you have to just take a moment and breathe it in. You never know what's gonna come your way. You try and handle it the best way you can. One thing that has been amazing is the support from you the fans. I have never felt so much love. It's crazy because this all happened when I lost. Guys now I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones. Let him and his team figure out what's going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love. After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let's respect that. You don't show ur support for me by hurting others. Again I thank you for ur unbelievable support and I trust that you guys will come thru again. DC 📷@layziethesavage
It’s worth noting that Cormier has never lost a professional fight to anyone but Jones. The first time he won the title was after Jones was forced to vacate it (the first time) in 2015. His career record now sits at 19-1 (1 no-contest) as he moves forward.