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Jon Jones: Daniel Cormier ‘doesn’t punch hard,’ doesn’t have ‘the stopping power to stop me’

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Jon Jones has always acknowledged that the only thing to elude him throughout his championship career is the kind of one-shot knockout that is common among the heaviest divisions of the UFC.

While Jones has stoppages galore on his résumé, he has never landed the sort of clean finish that makes for prime highlight reel fodder. However, when he hears that fact pointed out by Daniel Cormier, as Cormier has done several times ahead of the pair’s rematch at UFC 200, he can’t help but laugh at the source.

“The funny thing about him saying that is, Daniel Cormier doesn’t punch hard,” Jones said this week on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “I think the only person I can recall him knocking out is ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. I’m not trying to offend ‘Bigfoot’ Silva but, I mean, he’s not known to have the strongest chin in the game. So, you name anybody else who he knocked out with one punch and walked away, I don’t think I’ve seen it.”

Jones and Cormier meet in a rematch on July 9 in the main event of UFC 200, and there has been no love lost between the two rivals since their first showdown.

Jones captured a decision over Cormier in Jan. 2015 to defend his long-held UFC light heavyweight title, however the roles have since been switched — this time around Cormier is the reigning champion, while Jones is looking to reclaim that belt that was stripped from him for his mistakes outside the cage.

Jones said that one of the many lessons he learned from that first fight is that he has nothing to fear from Cormier on the feet, simply because he was able to absorb so many of Cormier’s strikes and continue to walk forward unfazed.

“In my fight with Daniel Cormier, he always ….View full article

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