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Jon Jones: Fighting strong, powerful Daniel Cormier at heavyweight just doesn’t make sense, I’m not doing it
“I’m a realist,” Jones told MMA Junkie. “Daniel Cormier is a special athlete and anyone can be beat. I think my greatest chance of losing would be to Daniel Cormier. We’d be giving him a power and strength advantage over me; it just doesn’t make sense.”
“Right now, I make light heavyweight very easily, and it would just make no sense to fight a guy who, I think, is technically on your level and to give him a size advantage,” Jones continued.
“I'm not doing it. I’m sure my fans don’t like to hear me talk like that, but that’s just me being a realist – and being respectful of Daniel’s abilities.”