Cormier: Jon Jones might face more difficult style matchup in Ciryl Gane


Daniel Cormier thinks Jon Jones might’ve drawn a tougher heavyweight debut matchup in Ciryl Gane.

With heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou electing not to re-sign with the UFC, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) will now face Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for the vacant title in the UFC 285 headliner on March 4.

“I thought Jon vs. Francis was the biggest and my most anticipated fight because of the dangers that Francis Ngannou presents to Jon Jones with the power and everything,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel. “But let’s not go crazy here and act as if Jon Jones has not seen power before. He’s seen power. Nothing like the power of Ngannou, but I believe that what he has now is maybe a more difficult style matchup in Ciryl Gane.”


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