‘Jon Jones is The Guy’- Daniel Cormier Reveals the Toughest Matchup for Ciryl Gane at the Heavyweight Division

Published 08/12/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones in his fight against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Ciryl Gane picked up a spectacular win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 and is now the interim heavyweight champion. Gane’s recent performance against Derrick Lewis has left much of the MMA world mesmerized. Many believe that with his style, Gane is practically unbeatable. However, Daniel Cormier, one of the first veterans to get on the Ciryl Gane hype train, believes Jon Jones will be the one to present Bon Gamin with the most problems.  

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Ciryl Gane has proven to be a very patient and technical striker, whose athleticism allows him to move in and out of range like a middleweight. These are challenges that most heavyweights in the UFC haven’t faced till now. Except for a certain light heavyweight, who is making the move to heavyweight soon, Jon Jones. 

“Jon Jones is the guy that will present the most problems to Ciryl Gane. Why? because Jon Jones has fought at 205. Jon has the skill of a little guy. Jon Jones has seen athletes before.” He continued, “Jon Jones beat me twice- I am an athlete- he’s seen the speed, he’s seen the foot movement and the angles. He’s had to deal with guys like that before. Now can he handle that at a weight class above, I don’t know.” 

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Widely considered the GOAT of MMA, Jones has fought some of the most athletic and dangerous fighters in the UFC. He has a vast arsenal of weapons he can employ to adapt to any situation. Furthermore, his wrestling ability, combined with his vast experience of competing in thirteen title fights, certainly makes him one of the toughest tests for Ciryl Gane.  

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When will Jon Jones return to the octagon?  

Ever since his move to heavyweight, Jones has been in a deadlock with the UFC over fighter pay. Despite multiple rounds of negotiations, both parties could not come to an agreement, leaving Jones watching from the sidelines. 

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As of now, the highly anticipated matchup with Francis Ngannou is indefinitely on hold as the champion gets ready to defend his belt against Ciryl Gane.    

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

According to Dana White, the UFC offered Jones a fight with former heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic but to no avail. At 34-years-old, Jones should make the best of his prime. However, the Rochester native believes he isn’t getting what he deserves and has opted to sit out till he does.  

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What do you think? When will we see Jon ‘Bones’ Jones back in the octagon? Let us know in the comments. 

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