Daniel Cormier is known to lead by example. He’s shown to be a shining example of how to carry yourself both inside and outside of the cage. He has inspired millions but no one would have ever thought that one of those people would be Jon Jones.
According to Damon Martin at MMAFighting.com Jones spoke about how he wanted to be better.
“My goal is just to be here for an extremely long time,” Jones explained on Thursday at the UFC 247 media day. “A very long time. I want to be here for the whole next decade and I want to be the champion for this next decade. I look at Daniel Cormier as an inspiration.
“For him to be champion at 40 years old, dominating guys much younger than him. He lets me know if I do the right things and really take care of myself, there’s no reason why we can’t keep up with this next generation of fighters, this next decade of fighters. That’s the goal. Thank you for that motivation, Daniel Cormier.”
Jones defends his title this evening at UFC 247 against Dominick Reyes.