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UFC 200: Jon Jones Responds to Daniel Cormier, Says Latter “Doesn’t Punch Hard”

Jon Jones (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Leading up to their UFC 200 rematch, Daniel Cormier has said Jon Jones lacks punching power, and now the latter is saying the same thing about his rival.

In advance of their July 9th bout, Jones recently appeared on the UFC’s “Unfiltered” podcast. While discussing Cormier’s comments about his stopping power, Jones said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“The funny thing about him saying that is, Daniel Cormier doesn’t punch hard,” Jones said this week on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “I think the only person I can recall him knocking out is ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. I’m not trying to offend ‘Bigfoot’ Silva but, I mean, he’s not known to have the strongest chin in the game. So, you name anybody else who he knocked out with one punch and walked away, I don’t think I’ve seen it.”

“…Never made me stumble,” added Jones, while referring to his 2015, decision win over Cormier. “None of his kicks made me back up or stop moving forward. So, he’s trying paint this picture of me not being a powerful guy, but I kicked his ass. And I actually hurt him with strikes, where he did nothing to me.”

The light-heavyweight champ Cormier knocked Silva out back in 2011. Since then, “DC” has recorded two, TKO wins due to strikes. Jones’ last stoppage win took place in 2013, when he scored a TKO win over Chael Sonnen with ground-and-pound shots.

UFC 200 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:34 am
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