Cormier stepped on the scale at the official weigh in on Friday but tipped the scales at 206.2 pounds, more thana pound over the weight limit. He left the stage and returned two minutes later to weigh in at exactly the 205 pound mark.
Jones questioned the entire incident. During his media day weigh in press conference with reporters, "Bones" Jones asserted that Cormier had used his towel for leverage to take weight away from the scale. Jones pointed at the New York State Athletic Commission for allowing the dubious weigh in to occur.
"The crazy thing is that it was allowed to happen. I would imagine there has to be some type of commission or something to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it," said Jones. "Nobody addressed it. They just basically got away with one of the dirtiest things I've seen in sports. That was absolutely nuts. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. I watched the guy. If you focus on his hands, you can see him looking down and like, balancing out his weight just right to make 205. What a clever trick. Very dishonest of him."
"I think he said something like if I came into the Octagon, it won't be pretty, or something like that," said Jones. "I should just see what he meant by that. Maybe go in there."