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Former UFC light heavyweight champ goes on record: Daniel Cormier WILL beat Jon Jones!

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

"I am going to go on record and I'm going to go with the upset on this one -- I'm going to go with DC. For some reason I just feel like DC's going to get this fight. I think that DC now is a better DC than the first time that Jon fought him. Also I think the layoff is not easy to come back from and Jon's never really had to face this. So mentally going into the fight, there's some things different. There's some things different as far as USADA thing, and it just has a different feel. Mentally, coming into this fight, I think (Cormier) is in a different place. I'm a huge Jon Jones fan as far as his talent and everything in the Octagon, but I just worry that Jon under this new mindset, this new Jon Jones, is he going to still be able to go out there and do the things that we've seen him do so easily?"

--That's former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who went five rounds with Jon Jones back in 2012, giving his pick to FOX Sports for the upcoming rematch between "Bones" and current 205-pound kingpin Daniel Cormier. Jones holds a win over "DC" from UFC 182 but was forced to surrender his title after running into legal trouble -- compounded by a positive drug test. They'll run it back in the UFC 197 pay-per-view (PPV) main event next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Evans concentrates on former division No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira, who will try to sour "Suga's" UFC on FOX 19 return after a poor showing against Ryan Bader in late 2015. So ... who will join Evans with the UFC 197 upset pick?

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