Yesterday at the UFC media event held in Las Vegas when Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and his opponent at UFC 178, Daniel Cormier got into a brawl on stage, that not only tore down the stage it spilled into the audience jeopardizing the people in the audience and the company’s officials.
“This is certainly not a proud moment for the UFC organization. We expect more from our athletes, especially these two gentlemen, who are very well-trained and highly educated professionals. Their actions were clearly a violation of the UFC’s code of conduct. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has requested a video copy of the incident, and the UFC is cooperating fully with them in order to come to a quick resolution when it comes to possible penalties for both fighters…. We are going to reserve our right to penalize both fighters after the commission has made a decision. We expect more from our athletes and we are prepared to levy sanctions to reinforce the appropriate behavior. There are going to be ramifications. Whether you’re the champion, or this is your first fight in the UFC, there are going to be ramifications from the UFC for these actions.”
The NSAC has requested a video of the ordeal. Penalties will be handed out “after the commission has made a decision,” Hendrick said.
Shortly after the incident the two appeared on ESPN Sportscenter (watch here) both stayed very calm Jones seemed to be in damage control mode and Daniel Cormier wasn’t buying that at all calling him fake. Meanwhile, both fighters continuing to promote their upcoming PPV event at UFC 178 on September 27 in Las Vegas and nothing got the fans pumped up more than the rivalry between the two displayed today.