Over the course of the past week, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have appeared on several television shows after their “brawl” during Ultimate Media Day on Monday.
However, one of those interviews has provided a little more inside than originally heard.
Jones and Cormier were guests on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” and the network picked up a death threat issued by “Bones” to the former U.S. Olympic fighter while cameras were off. The microphones both fighters were wearing at the time remained on, and they continued to interact with each other.
The two fighters will settle their differences this September 27 when they step inside the Octagon at UFC 178. The event airs on pay-per-view from Las Vegas, and FightLine will have complete coverage of everything leading up to, and during, the card.
Check out what was said during the minute-plus break below:
Jon Jones: Hey (expletive), are you still there?
Daniel 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 that TV comes on, how you can just change. It’s like you’re a chameleon. It’s awesome.
Jon Jones: Listen, I’m a professional.
Daniel Cormier: It’s awesome. It is unbelievable.
Jon Jones: The fact that you’re a (expletive) hasn’t changed.
Daniel 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.
Jon Jones: Thank you.
Daniel Cormier: I wish they would let me next door so I can spit in your (expletive) face.
Jon Jones: You know I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, right?
Daniel Cormier: You could never kill me.
Jon Jones: Oh, I bet you I could.
Daniel Cormier: Then you should try, Jon. You really should try, Jon.
Jon Jones: I will literally kill you if you spit in my face. Literally kill you.
Daniel Cormier: Yeah, let’s try that, Jon, 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.
Daniel Cormier: So Jon, do you think I’m just going to sit there and let you kill me, Jon? I mean, really?
It’s very interesting to hear Jones attack Cormier like that, as during the on-air interview he was very calm and collected throughout. The pair also appeared on “FOX Sports Live” the night of the first encounter, while Jones was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this week.
You can see the entire interview that aired from ESPN in the video below, along with the uncut FOX Sports interview. Video of the off-air remarks have been pulled by the UFC due to copyright laws, but some are still out there.