Originally posted by fortyninerglory:So who do you think will pull it off? How the heck does Cormier breach the reach of Jones? Cormier has had his way with much bigger men (Mir, Silva, and Barnett) so he's used to this type of discrepancy. Jones is going to unleash a barrage of strikes from everywhere and every which way as I highly doubt he'll want to grapple with an Olympic wrestling caliber opponent, but who knows, remember Jones likes to defeat guys at their own game. I think a couple will tag Cormier, daze him, and that will be it. Jones by TKO in the fourth.
But I'm rooting for a DC win.
2 things I am excited to see play out ?
-How DC handles Jones if and when he gets him on his back, can he keep him down and can he maintain top control. Can he keep from getting caught in a triangle or armbar ? Don't think he has ever faced anyone with limbs as long as Jon's.
-Can DC get up off his back if Jones takes him down (or reverses/sweeps to top control).
Standing I expect DC to pressure Jon to not allow Bones the ability to pick him apart. But he needs to be careful to not gas himself, hopefully he puts in a ton of work on his cardio.