If Daniel Cormier thought he was safe from Jon Jones by moving up to the heavyweight division, he’s going to be disappointed to learn that “Bones” has no problem following his longtime light heavyweight rival to the 265-pound weight class.
While also making good on this promise.
Sure, their third and undoubtedly final fight would present more challenges, especially since “DC” would be competing at his natural weight, but “Bones” believes he’s simply the better fight across the board.
“I think fighting Daniel Cormier at heavyweight would be a bigger challenge,” Jones said (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “He’s more comfortable there. His body type, that’s where he wants to be. He wants to be big. I think he would be a tougher fight at heavyweight, but I still believe I would win. I believe I have his number. I know how to beat him.”
Jones holds two wins over Cormier, though his UFC 214 finish over the Olympian was overturned to a “no contest” when “Bones” flunked his mandatory drug test. That was the last time we’ve seen the pound-for-pound great in action and as of this writing, his return date is unknown.
When United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decides to mend fences with Jones remains to be seen, but with all that spare time on his hands, the former face of Nike has nothing better to do than get jacked.
See you at heavyweight?