With the advent of a possible super fight between Miocic and Jones, former champ believes Miocic is more likely to win by knockout, and Jones is more likely to win by decision.
Cormier (22-2, 1 NC) is the second person to hold UFC titles in different weight classes simultaneously, having captured the heavyweight belt in 2018 while holding the light heavyweight championship. He was the first fighter to defend titles in two different weight classes. Ten of his 15 UFC fights were with titles on the line. Cormier is also a former Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix champion and Olympic wrestler.
One of the most grueling feud in the UFC is shared by Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Daniel Cormier believes former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has all the skills required to thrive in the UFC heavyweight division.
Cormier, who previously held the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, shared a heated rivalry with Jones for many years. Despite the long-standing animosity between the two stars, Cormier is well aware of Jones’ skills, and believes they’ll translate well to the heavyweight division.
”If you have that skillset, the skillset that Jon Jones has, it doesn’t matter what weight class; he will be able to compete.That’s a fact. You can love him, you can hate him, but that’s a fact.”
DC gives an honest breakdown of Jones vs Miocic
Recently, DC had the following things to say about the possible superfight between Miocic and former LHW champ Jones :
“Jones won’t knock him out, Jones won’t punch him and put him to sleep. It doesn’t matter what he weighs, he does not have that punching power. He doesn’t hit very hard. Kicks hard, but he doesn’t punch very hard.”
“(Miocic) knows that if he goes and fights Jones — which would be very competitive, very good fight — it would be either him knocking Jones out, or it would be a decision. Because Jones won’t knock him out.”
“If you have that skillset, the skillset that Jon Jones has, doesn’t matter what weight class, He will be able to compete. That’s a fact. You can love him, you can hate him, but that’s a fact. 185, Jon Jones can compete. 205, Jon Jones can compete. 265, or whatever the weight is at heavyweight, Jon Jones can compete.”
“He will compete against anybody. So for him to go to heavyweight, I don’t know if it’s as risky as people are trying to make it seem. He can fight those guys because I fought those guys. They’re big, they’re strong, they’re dangerous. But he can fight those guys.”
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