Daniel Cormier talked about Jon Jones and his heavyweight adventure. Chris Weidman's Sirius XM podcast was the perfect opportunity for Cormier to comment on Jon Jones..He thinks Jones made a good decision. “I think he’ll be fine,” Cormier said, as quoted by mmafighting.com “The guy’s a good fighter.
Very talented. I think he’ll do good at heavyweight. But it’s a matter of him making the leap, right? It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for him to fight in this weight class. I think the moment he makes the actual jump into the heavyweight division, it will make the division much funner, it will make the division grow, and it’s already as fun as it’s been in a really long time.
But just some of the matchups that he could be involved in with Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane and Curtis Blaydes, it makes for an idea of some big time fights”.
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones
Cormier mentioned that Jones will have tough challenges in the category, and he singled out one name: Sergei Pavlovich.
“Watching Pavlovich, after watching what he did to Tai Tuivasa and everybody recently, there’s some dangerous fights for him, especially when you look back on his light heavyweight career and see how he struggled at times with bigger guys,” Cormier said.
“I think he’ll be fun to add, but I think there’s some big-time matchups in there for him”. Cormier did not forget to praise Jones or all that he achieved in his career, even though many people resent him because of numerous scandals during his career.
“If he’s beatable, why hasn’t anybody beaten him? He’s long, he’s strong, he’s got good cardio, and he’s got a lot of great qualities in there,” Cormier told Weidman. “He’s very smart in the octagon That’s one of the areas I think people don’t give Jones the credit, his mentality and his fight IQ, his ability to process through a fight is better than most, and I think that’s why he’s had the longevity that he had”.