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Jon Jones: If I had to bet money on UFC 196, I would put it on Rafael dos Anjos

"I'm a big fan of McGregor, I'm becoming a huge fan of RDS. Based on RDS' performances, I think I'm going to go with him. I'm not rooting for either person, but If I had to put my money on someone, I'd put it on RDS ... RDA, I've been calling him RDS. [Donald Cerrone] is my teammate. I watched him prepare and I knew he was super prepared to become a world champion, and the way that fight went just showed me what level RDA is on. So if I had to put money on it, I think I'll go RDA."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was just as surprised as the rest of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community when reigning 155-pound kingpin Rafael dos Anjos steamrolled Donald Cerrone -- who trains with "Bones" at Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- in the main event of UFC on FOX 17 last December in Orlando, Florida. The Brazilian will now welcome Conor McGregor to the lightweight division at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and according to Jones (via Bloody Elbow), the smart bet is on the champion. I guess that means there's money to be made, according to this.

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