Daniel Cormier’s Olympic wrestling pedigree and speed were supposed to present reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) with the toughest test of his career.
Yeah, about that…
Despite going the entire 25 minutes, Jones left the scrap with his face relatively unscathed. He also collected his 12th consecutive victory with the last eight being of the title defense variety.
Jones pretty much cruised to a (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) unanimous decision victory over his archenemy. It’s clear his beef with Cormier isn’t squashed.
“I don’t like Daniel Cormier. I don’t respect Daniel Cormier. I hope he’s somewhere crying right now, he probably is,” Jones stated on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show.
Jones was not only the more dynamic striker, but he was the more dynamic fighter. He could have used his superior reach advantage to beat Cormier, but it seemed as though he wanted to prove he could beat Cromier where everyone though he couldn’t – in close range, in the clinch and most importantly, wrestling.
Jones landed three of five takedown attempts, while the former Olympian only secured one of eight tries.
UFC 182 took place Saturday night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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