Cain Velasquez believes Daniel Cormier can beat Jon JonesPosted on October 25, 2012, 06:04 PM by Andreas Hale
Cain Velasquez believes in his team.
At a recent media luncheon, the former UFC heavyweight champion, who is looking to reclaim his title when he faces Junior Dos Santos at UFC 155 in December, spoke highly of AKA teammate Daniel Cormier and suggests that the winner of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix can defeat Jon "Bones" Jones.
"I think he wants to drop down [to light heavyweight]," Velasquez said according to MMA Fighting. "He's been wanting that fight with Jon Jones for a while now. We've definitely talked about it. [When] he does come into the UFC, he can make 205 [pounds]."
There has been much talk about Cormier moving down in weight. He's an undersized heavyweight who Dana White believes would be a great addition to the 205 division. However, there has been long known that Cormier has kidney issues that causes much trouble for him to cut weight. He currently weighs in just north of 230 lbs and a cut to 205 may suit him better if he can avoid another kidney issue like he had back in the 2008 Olympics that caused him to withdraw from the competition.
But Cormier has been putting it into the atmosphere that he may be able to make the cut if he's offered a fight with Jones. Velasquez believes that he will be able to do it.
"We'll clean up his diet really good," Velasquez offerend. "Because the way his diet is, it isn't the cleanest. He's going to have to work a little bit at it, for sure. He just has to do it smart. The diet needs to be on-point. He can't be messing around with that kind of stuff. I think he can do it."
And if he can, the results of a Jones-Cormier fight would be elementary.
"He'd beat him," said Velasquez. "He's fast. He's powerful. He has the best wrestling out there. I think he beats him wherever they're at."
Do you agree?