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Daniel Cormier Asks Supporters to “Lay Off” Jon Jones, “We Must Show Compassion”

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC

As the fall out continues, regarding Jon Jones latest issues with USADA, his longtime rival is calling on his supporters to show some “compassion” towards the former champ.

In the last couple of days, Jones has seen his stoppage win over Daniel Cormier in July overturned to a no-contest, and the latter be reinstated as the light-heavyweight champ. All this has occurred, since it was announced that Jones’ B sample from UFC 214, also tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol.

Although Cormier has been critical of Jones recently, it sounds like some fans are taking it too far in this respect. On Friday, Cormier posted the statement below:

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

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