‘He Doesn’t Hit Hard Enough’- Daniel Cormier Makes a Bizarre Statement on Jon Jones

Published 03/02/2021, 12:00 AM EST


Jon Jones will make his much-anticipated debut at heavyweight later this year. ‘Bones’ will take on the winner of the main event at UFC 260 between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic. By doing so, he aims to become one of the very few fighters to have won belts in two divisions. 

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However, that will be easier said than done, given that Jones will have to get over either the greatest heavyweight of all time or perhaps the scariest knockout artist to have ever entered a UFC octagon. Either way, only time will tell how Jones will fare at heavyweight. 

Recently, Jones’ arch-rival Daniel Cormier made a bold statement regarding Jon Jones and his move up in weight. This obviously didn’t sit well with Jon Jones. 

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Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones are back at it once again 

On a recent episode of DC & Helwani, Daniel Cormier made a bold statement about Jon Jones and his heavyweight career.

He said, “Jon Jones will not knockout anybody (at heavyweight). He doesn’t hit hard enough. If he couldn’t knock these dudes out at 205, he’s not knocking these heavyweight outs”

Jon has never been known as a one-punch knockout artist. Although he has secured 38% of his wins via T/KO, Jon’s knockout power has not been something to write home about.

However, what Jones is really good at doing is piecing together punches, kicks, and all the other tools in his arsenal to get a finish. 

At heavyweight, with more mass on his frame, it is likely that Jones’ power will increase as well. Although he may never have the earth-shattering knockout power that someone like Ngannou possesses, he should be able to stop his opponents at heavyweight.

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In response to Cormier’s comments about his punching power, Jones put out a video on Instagram. A clip from UFC 214 when a head kick by Jones followed by ground and pound was enough to secure a win against Daniel Cormier. 

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Do you think Jon Jones will be able to knock out his opponents at heavyweight? Or is Daniel Cormier right in his assessment? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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