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Cormier has a plan to defeat Jones

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Jon Jones is one of the best fighters on the planet. After defeating Glover Teixeira this past Saturday, people are beginning to wonder if there is anyone left in the light heavyweight division who can take away his title. Enter Daniel Cormier. The former Olympian first needs to get by Dan Henderson in May, but “DC” offered up his assessment on how he plans to take the belt from the champion:

“I think what I have to do is impose my will on him. I have to press him against the cage and bully him. But I have to tell Jones that I’m a bigger man than him and put some doubt in him.”

Sounds great in theory, but many have had trouble doing it to the Jackson MMA product. Don’t tell Cormier that, he believes the secret to his success is how hard he works:

“I train harder than him with someone named (UFC heavyweight champion) Cain Velasquez. I have to go and fight into that style.”

Jones also has another opponent on deck in Alexander Gustafsson before the Cormier dual can even be considered. The first time Jones and the Swede met, it was a war. Jones won a unanimous decision in what might have been his toughest fight to date. Dana White and company have not yet set a date here however, likely waiting to see how well Jones heals and if a venue in Europe will be able to host.

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