Kenny Florian Outlines Why He’s Picking Daniel Cormier Over Jon Jones
By FCF Staff
Although Jon Jones is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and holds a win over Daniel Cormier, Kenny Florian believes the latter will hand “Bones” his first real defeat.
Cormier and Jones are fighting in the headliner of UFC 214, which will go down on Saturday in Anaheim. The rivals fought before in 2015, and Jones won the contest via unanimous decision.
On the latest “UFC Tonight“, Florian was asked to weigh-in on the highly anticipated, bout, and the retired fighter had this to say (quote via FOX Sports 1):
“In this fight, we have the two best light heavyweights in UFC history going at it. Cormier has to come in better shape this time. He took off round four in the last fight and he paid for it. The way he pressures Jones is important. In the first fight he really went after him. He’s got to be careful. I think he underestimated the wrestling of Jon Jones in the last fight.”
“Cormier has done a lot of camp in preparation for Jones. I think he’s going to be much better and we’re going to see the best Daniel Cormier we’ve ever seen. Jones has been out of the game for a little bit. DC will win.”
Jones will be fighting for the first time since last April, when he earned a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux. Cormier, meanwhile, submitted Anthony Johnson for a second time this past April.