UFC: Daniel Cormier A Viable Threat To Jon Jones

By Jeremy Green
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Kyle Terada-USA Today Sports

One of the hottest prospects in MMA right now is Daniel Cormier.

Cormier burst onto the MMA scene soon after his run at the Olympics with a lot of success. To date, he has an undefeated record, and has beat some quality opponents in Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, and Frank Mir. Now, He is set to face Roy Nelson at UFC 166, which is beneficial in many ways.

For one, this bout gives him the chance to develop his skills, especially in terms of his stand-up and cardio. Nelson is coming off a deflating loss to Stipe Miocic, so he will not be challenging for a title any time soon. At heavyweight, there are only so many fighters to face, and Cormier has always been adamant about not facing Cain Velasquez, his training partner.

If Cormier is victorious against Nelson, he plans on calling out Jon Jones, who will be defending his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson. A Cormier vs. Jones bout is intriguing as it would arguably be the defending champ’s hardest test in terms of the wrestling aspect. Cormier is one of the most dominant wrestlers in MMA right now, so it will be fun to see Jones finally tested by an elite wrestler.

Both would surely try to implement their wrestling attack in hopes of coming out the victor. Cormier’s striking has greatly improved over the years, and he is a heavy puncher that has numerous KO victories. If there was ever a fighter to challenge Jones in terms of the wrestling and on the feet, it’s Cormier.

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