Cormier: Adesanya can give Jones trouble in striking, but ‘he’s just small’

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    Before his middleweight coronation at UFC 243 on Saturday, Israel Adesanya had been going back-and-forth with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. “The Last Stylebender” wants the fight to happen in 2021 at the Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas.

    A Jones vs. Adesanya matchup is something that does draw some interest. But for former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, the newly-crowned middleweight champion may be running into quite a disadvantage.

    “He’s just small,” Cormier said alongside Brett Okamoto during the UFC 243 post-fight show on ESPN. “He’s just small for Jones. Jones is a big guy, and I think people underestimate how…


    Cormier: Israel Adesanya can give Jon Jones trouble in striking, but ‘he’s just small’
     
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    I think Adesanya would get taken down and mauled. He needs about 20 pounds on his frame and a couple years of high level wrestling instruction before he gets in there with Jones, IMO.
     
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    There are weight classes for a reason

    As much as I’m pissed at jones for “pulsing”, he’s too big and would bury the guy....bigger and prepared equals “you’re fucked”

    Jones is also smart in his approach to fights
     
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    Izzy would do about as well as Rory did against Mousasi
     
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    Israel won't have Jesus on his corner telling him to be a pussy. Rory's new found faith lost him that fight, or should say made the beating far worse than it should've been. Jones is looking more human with each fight. Tough to tell if his ego will make him fight longer than he should or convince him to not play if he thinks he can't win (like flat out ducking DC at HW).
     
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    there are people bigger and more powerful with longer wrestling careers that have been mauled by Jones so really don't see how Israel has a chance but who knows - if I did Id be a millionaire...…...fuck I wish I was a millionaire
     
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    If JBJ can take DC down (rather easily) I don't see how Izzy has a snowflakes chance in hell to beat JBJ. I mean, I'm not a big JBJ fan myself but let's be real...
     
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    Perhaps they aren't reading the old testament?

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    ^That Rockhold KO is fucking beautiful, every time I see it it gets better. What a perfectly placed kick

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    Victor had the gist of Jesus on his side.

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