UFC 232: Daniel Cormier Makes His Call For Jon Jones – Alexander Gustafsson 2
By FCF Staff
Jon Jones has yet to incur a legitimate loss in his MMA career, and Daniel Cormier doesn’t expect that to change at UFC 232.
The former light-heavyweight champ is returning to the Octagon at the December 29th card, and will face Alexander Gustafsson. Jones battled Gustafsson back in 2013, and won a tightly contested, decision victory.
Recently Cormier was a guest on “The MMA Hour”, and when asked to make a call on Jones – Gustafsson 2, the light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I think Jones wins the fight,” Cormier said. “I’ve never once shied away from the fact that he’s a fantastic fighter. He’s a really talented guy. And it seems, I mean, obviously he can go with me and keep up with me, so he obviously has been putting in a lot of hard work, so he must be a hard worker in that sense. And I know that Alex, for as good as he is, too, because he’s a good fighter, the only thing with Alex is he’s struggled in those big moments and this is a really, really big moment, and he’s going to have to fight to his level or above his level to try and win. The major issue is that Jones … he fought, I think, maybe more recently than Gustafsson did. That’s a crazy factor.”
Cormier, meanwhile, is scheduled to fight heavyweight Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, November 3rd.