Jon Jones: Loss in rematch is “major blow” to Daniel Cormier’s legacy

June 29, 2016 9:32 am by Evan Bell
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On July 9th, in the main event of UFC 200, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will square off in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in UFC history for the undisputed light heavyweight championship.

While Jones, the youngest UFC champion in history, is looking to reclaim the belt he never lost inside the Octagon, he believes it’s DC who has all the pressure on him.

He spoke at a media scrum, which was transcribed by MMAFighting:

“I think DC has a lot of pressure on him,” Jones said Tuesday. “After I win this second fight, he’s over. He’s really over. He’s done a great job of doing commentary work, but it will be a major blow to his legacy to lose again.”

“I just think the pressure’s on for him,” Jones said. “It really is a make-or-break situation for him. I enjoy being in the position that I am, I feel there’s a lot less pressure on me. I’m 28 years old and I have a long time to fight, where he’s in a position where if he loses this one, he never really was the champion, and I think he knows that.”

Will Cormier be able to defeat Jones and avenge his 2015 loss? Give us your predictions below PENN Nation!

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