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Daniel Cormier respectfully declines Jan Blachowicz’s angry callout; peace is reached

New UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz doesn’t appreciate Daniel Cormier’s assessment of him, and he let that be known.

During Monday’s episode of “DC and Helwani” on ESPN, Cormier was critical of Jon Jones for expressing interest in a return to 205 pounds to fight Blachowicz after he recently vacated the title, indicating that Jones may have left the division because he feared Dominick Reyes. In the middle of his explanation, Cormier also hinted that Jones would beat Blachowicz easily.

“Jones beats Blachowicz. Too slow. (Blachowicz is) too slow to beat … because the thing about Jones people don’t realize, he’s got a good chin,” Cormier said. “You can hit him. I hit him. A lot of us hit him. He can take punches, man. If Jan Blachowicz is out there, and he’s too slow, Jones would pick him apart. If I was still fighting at 205 – or if I was still fighting today – and you said, ‘DC, you can fight Jan Blachowicz,’ I’d probably fight Jan Blachowicz. No disrespect.”

But that’s exactly how Blachowicz saw it – as a sign of disrespect – and he made that clear in a tweet directed at the recently retired former UFC double champion.

“Hey @dc_mma! If you have so much to say about me, get your fat ass off the couch and come to the Octagon,” Blachowicz wrote. “I’ll teach you some respect.”

Rather than engage further, Cormier took the high road with a retweet.

“No chance champ, congrats on a big win. You’re the man!” he wrote. “You’re the king now, you shouldn’t worry bout what an old retired man is saying. Great job getting that title!”

You can see the exchange between Cormier and Blachowicz below (via Twitter):

Blachowicz issued one more response and reached peace with DC.

Okey, that’s nice. An Internet war is over :). #ChampsRespect

Blachowicz won the light heavyweight title this past Saturday at UFC 253 with a dominant finish of Reyes in the second round. It marked the new champ’s fourth consecutive win, which includes Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza and Corey Anderson.

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