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Saturday, Apr 08, 2017

UFC 210: Jon Jones on Why He’d “Put my Money” on Daniel Cormier, in Rematch With Anthony Johnson

Jon Jones kneeing Daniel Cormier (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Jon Jones will likely face the winner of tonight’s UFC 210 headliner, and the former light-heavyweight champ believes he’ll be facing Daniel Cormier for a second time.

Cormier will battle the heavy handed, Anthony Johnson tonight, which will mark the second time they have fought. In 2015, Cormier submitted Johnson to secure the vacant, light-heavyweight title. That fight took place approximately five months after Jones earned a decision win over Cormier.

Jones was on hand for a press conference yesterday in Buffalo, where tonight’s UFC card is being held. When asked for his take on who will win Cormier – Johnson II, “Bones” said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“Do I think he [Johnson] beats DC?,” Jones said. “I think he has a very strong chance to do it, a puncher’s chance. But if I were to bet, I’d put my money on Daniel Cormier just because the last performance and it boils right down to what I was saying, you have to have the total package to be at a certain level of the sport and DC is closer to that level of having that complete game. So I think Anthony has a chance, but if I had to bet, I would definitely go with Cormier.”

Jones went on to say that he thinks Johnson is a “one dimensional” fighter, but that he’s “extremely talented with God given knockout power.”

UFC 210 will be hosted by the KeyBank Center.


posted by FCF Staff @ 11:06 am
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