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Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones’ kind was untested in heavyweight debut


Daniel Cormier has questions surrounding each Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic forward of their heavyweight title conflict.

Heavyweight champion Jones (27-1 MMA, 21-1 UFC) is anticipated to make his first title protection towards Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) upon his return from damage. Jones was booked to face Miocic within the UFC 295 headliner, however withdrew after tearing his pectoral tendon. He additionally underwent surgical procedure on his left elbow.

Cormier has doubts on each Jones and Miocic’s kind after an inactive previous few years. Miocic hasn’t competed since shedding his heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou by knockout in March 2021. Jones returned from a three-year lengthy layoff to rapidly submit Ciryl Gane to say the vacant heavyweight title in March 2023.

Though Jones competed much more just lately than Miocic did, Cormier wonders if we’ve seen sufficient from “Bones” to gauge how nicely he’ll do at heavyweight.

“I fought at 41 and I knew how totally different I used to be from 39 to 41,” Cormier advised MMA Junkie Radio. “Stipe hasn’t fought in 4 years. I don’t understand how you get again in that octagon and battle as successfully as you might want to be. One factor although – and we don’t know as a result of Ciryl Gane didn’t take a look at that as a lot as we thought he would – is Jon Jones that very same man?

“We don’t know that. We don’t know if Jon Jones is the man that he was again when he was beating all these nice fighters. We actually didn’t get a pattern dimension of who Jon Jones is as a heavyweight, and might you make a judgment based mostly off that? I don’t know.”

Cormier fought Jones twice and Miocic 3 times. Each Jones and Miocic maintain two wins over Cormier – with Jones’ second knockout victory getting overturned after he examined optimistic for a turinabol metabolite.

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