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Cain Velasquez: Cormier Would Beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS


“I think [Cormier] wants to drop down [to light heavyweight].He’s been wanting that fight with Jon Jones for a while now. We’ve definitely talked about it. [When] he does come into the UFC, he can make 205 [pounds]. He’s heavy right now. He’s like 240 [pounds] right now. But, you know, we’ll clean up his diet really good, because the way his diet is, it isn’t the cleanest. He’s going to have to work a little bit at it, for sure. He just has to do it smart. The diet needs to be on-point. He can’t be messing around with that kind of stuff. I think he can do it. He’d beat him. He’s fast. He’s powerful. He has the best wrestling out there. I think he beats him wherever they’re at.”

At a recent media luncheon, former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez discussed the potential match up between his teammate and Strikeforce champ Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

While Cormier may currently sit atop the Strikeforce heavyweight ladder, he has a few pounds to spare around the midsection and according to Cain should be able to meet Jones in the UFC’s 205 pound division.

(quote transcription via mmafighting.com)

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