Jon Jones sends touching message to Daniel Cormier after his stepfather passes away

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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier may be UFC rivals inside and outside the Octagon, but this week, that rivalry was pushed aside as Jones sent Cormier a heartfelt message following his stepfather's passing.

Last weekend on Saturday, Cormier posted that his stepfather passed away after a battle with cancer. The news came less than two weeks after he lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241.

Seeing the news, instead of his usual kicking DC while he's down like he did after the Miocic loss, Jones sent a heartfelt message to his longtime rival.

Bones said in a tweet: “All beef aside, I’m really sorry about your loss DC. 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.”

Some things are more important to recognise than rivalries.

As of writing, it's unclear if Cormier will return to the Octagon following his UFC 241 loss, or if he will retire from the sport of MMA altogether. He's been teasing retirement for almost a year.

In recent years, there's been the talk of a possible third fight between Jones and Cormier over Jones' UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

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However, that fight is unlikely to happen since if DC is going to step inside the Octagon again, it will likely be for a third fight vs Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight title, and not for a fight vs Bones.

Jones last fought when he defended his UFC Light Heavyweight title against Thiago Santos back in July at UFC 239.

Earlier this month, he was moved up to number one overall in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. Cormier currently sits in the seventh spot in the rankings.

It's also currently unclear as to who Bones will face next inside the Octagon as ever since his UFC 239 win, he has teased fights against Miocic and Brock Lesnar.

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