Jon Fitch: Cain Velasquez beats AKA teammate Daniel Cormier in UFC heavyweight fight

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor

Who’s the favorite to win in a real fight between Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier? Jon Fitch says in this case, you have to bet on the bigger man.

While we know that a fight between current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and teammate Daniel Cormier will never see the light of the day, Jon Fitch, another member of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), already knows who he'd put his money on.

During his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, the former No. 1 UFC welterweight contender says that while both men posses insane equal fighting abilities, you'd have to bet on Cain to defeat Cormier based on the fact that "DC" isn't a "true heavyweight."

He explains:

"[Cormier] is not a true heavyweight. He might be 225, 230 soaking wet. He's not a heavyweight. He's so good as an athlete and a fighter that he can get away with beating heavyweights up, but he's not a true heavyweight. Just based on size, you have two guys who are equally skilled, equal work ethic, equal punching power, equal everything, you're going to put your money on the guy who weighs more."

While the bigger man doesn't always win (see Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva), perhaps that was Jon's best way of putting it nicely that Cain would have flat-out defeat the former Olympian.

Nevertheless, that fight is just another in a long list of fights that never came to be thanks to friendship. In this case, you can also add teacher vs. student, as Cormier also serves as Cain's wrestling coach.

After his unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson at UFC 166 this past weekend (Oct. 19, 2013) in Houston, Texas, Cormier has vowed to move down to the light heavyweight division in an attempt to receive his first-ever UFC title fight and avoid an all-AKA heavyweight title fight.

But if they ever did throw down ... who do you think would win?

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