UFC News: Daniel Cormier reveals why Israel Adesanya will struggle against Jon Jones
When he is not fighting or preparing for a fight, Cormier works as a commentator and analyst for UFC and is known for his insightful breakdowns.
Cormier was ringside during Israel Adesanya's Middleweight title victory at UFC 243 and the former Heavyweight Champion was asked about a possible super-fight between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya during the post-fight show on ESPN.
Cormier admitted that while Adesanya may give Jones a run for his money, Izzy will struggle against the larger Jones.
“He’s just small. He’s just small for Jones. Jones is a big guy and I think people underestimate how big he is. When he grabs you because he’s so big up top — they make fun of how small his legs are — but he’s 225lbs. But a lot of the weight is up top. He’s so long that he almost like hangs on you. It’s like a towel when you’re in the clinch and I think Izzy may struggle with that because Jones is so big.”
DC knows exactly what he's talking about as he has shared the Octagon twice with his arch-rival Jones and lost both fights.
Cormier added that Jones is hittable and for Adesanya to have a chance against the Light Heavyweight Champion, Izzy would have to bulk up and get bigger.
“I would not mind watching them fight because if Jones has to stand with this guy he’s in trouble. Jones is very hittable. But Izzy needs to get a lot bigger if he’s going to fight this guy.” H/T Credit: BJPenn
Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya has always been a dream fight as both men possess similar frames and fighting styles. While it may not happen anytime soon, wishful predictions are harmless. Do you agree with Cormier's analysis? Sound off in the comments section below:Published 07 Oct 2019, 07:25 IST