Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is a faster, more dynamic fighter than Jon Jones (Video)

Styles makes fights ... which is why Daniel Cormier feels he may have a tougher time battling Rashad Evans than he will Jon Jones.

"I think Rashad is actually a little more difficult to take down for me than it would be for a guy with longer limbs. I don't mind wrestling a guy with long limbs, I think it works to my advantage, because I can get to their legs. Rashad doesn't kick as much. Kicking actually feeds your opponent the leg. Jon kicks more, so that's easier to grab takedowns. Rashad, he's a more dynamic type of fighter in terms of one-punch knockout power. He has more than Jones does. Explosiveness, he's a little faster in that sense. Jon is great, but he works at his pace. He fights at his pace. I dunno if he's ever put anybody out on their feet. He gets on top and kinda pounds guys out. That's one tool that actually goes out the window against me, because he can't score a takedown."

Is Jon Jones the toughest out in the entire light heavyweight division? Maybe not, at least for heavyweight import Daniel Cormier, who makes his 205-pound debut against Rashad Evans at the UFC 170 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Feb. 22, 2014 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. "DC" is expected to get his crack at the crown with a co-main event win over "Suga," who the Olympian believes may be a more difficult test than the one he is preparing to face against "Bones," assuming the champ retains against Glover Teixeira (UFC 171) and Evans falls in "Sin City." Well, how about it, fight fans, anything in Cormier's comments you disagree with?

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