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DC Picks Jon Jones Over Francis Ngannou As Biggest Threat

Daniel Cormier, former two-division UFC Champion, has had high praise for new interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane, calling him as complete a fighter as he has ever seen. Gane is expected to fight Francis Ngannou to crown the undisputed champion (why they did an interim title, we will never know), but according to DC, Ngannou isn’t the biggest threat to Gane, it’s former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

Full quote via MMAFighting.com:

“You asked me who can beat Ciryl Gane, and right now, I’m not certain,” Cormier said on the video podcast “DC and RC. “You know who I do believe has the best chance to beat him, and this is crazy coming from me – Jon Jones. Jon Jones is the guy that will present the most problems to Ciryl Gane. Why? Because Jones has fought at 205, Jon Jones has skill of a little guy, Jon Jones has seen athletes before.

“Jon Jones beat me twice. I’m an athlete. He’s seen the speed, he’s seen the foot movement and the angles, he’s had to deal with guys like that before. Now, can he handle that at a weight class above? I don’t know. But I truly believe that Jones is one of the guys that truly can give Ciryl Gane problems, but I don’t know who beats him. I think Francis has his hands full, man. I think Francis really has his hands full.”

Cormier and Jones have no love lost, with either man having very little good things to say about one another. But the praise coming from DC shows just how serious he is about his claims.

The obvious decision to make next is Gane vs Ngannou sometime by the end of the year if you can. The idea of Jones versus Ciryl Gane or the winner of these two is intriguing, but you have to make an undisputed fight first before we entertain the idea of a massive money fight like this.

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