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Jon Jones Puts Beef Aside To Send Touching Message To Daniel Cormier After Death Of His Father

Jon Jones Puts Beef Aside To Send Touching Message To Daniel Cormier After Death Of His Father

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has sent a heartfelt message to long term rival Daniel Cormier after his father sadly passed away from a long battle with cancer.

The news came just weeks after he lost his UFC heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic.

"Today I lost my hero to cancer," Cormier said in a social media post on Saturday.

"My father was the bravest, strongest, hardest working and most caring person I've ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good."

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Jones, who lost his mother in 2017 after a long battle with diabetes, has since sent a touching message to the 40-year-old fighter.

He may have slated Cormier for being at the top of the UFC pound-for-pound rankings after his defeat at UFC 241, but Jones has put the heated and personal rivalry aside with a classy Twitter post.

"All beef aside, I'm really sorry about your loss DC." he said.

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"I know that he's in heaven with the opportunity to watch you front row and center for the rest of your life. Continue living a life that makes him proud. Thoughts go out to you and your family today ."

After the Miocic fight, Cormier admitted that he needed time to decide on whether he would retire from the sport, which would end any hopes of seeing a third Cormier-Jones clash in the octagon.

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"You know, you don't make decisions based on emotions," he said.

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"But, it is a tough pill to swallow. And uh, at forty years old, you know, with so many other opportunities.

"I need to speak to my wife and we need to make an educated decision as to what we are going to do."

UFC president Dana White also said he was unsure of the fighter's future in the sport, but revealed that he told 'DC' to take some time off.

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"I don't know what the future is for Cormier," White said in the post-match press conference.

"I told him, 'Don't think about whether you want to fight again, you don't want to fight again and any of that stuff.

"'Just relax. Go home and spend some time with your family and we'll talk about all that s**t later.'"

Image: PA
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Topics: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, UFC, Fight

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.