When Daniel Cormier speaks, people listen. The former simultaneous heavyweight and light heavyweight champion of the UFC has had himself a long and storied career in combat sports, including a bronze medal at the 2007 World Wrestling Championships and just two losses in 25 career MMA fights.
One of DC's official losses was to the current light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. "Bones" won by decision in their first meeting at UFC 182, while their second meeting at UFC 214 was officially overturned as a a no-contest. So when asked what it would take to defeat the seemingly unbreakable Jones, Cormier didn't mince words about the requirements to defeat such a talent.
A statement such as this would indicate that Daniel Cormier doesn't believe anyone at 205 pounds can dethrone Jones from his throne. With how he has dismantled talents such as Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith, there is no one in that division that seems to be threatening for that belt anytime soon.
If Jones is going to fall, Cormier is convinced that it will have to happen up above 205 in the heavyweight divison.
Francis Ngannou? Seeing that guy fighting ANYONE is a terrifying prospect. A matchup of his immense power up against the technical brilliance and versatility of Jon Jones would be must-watch entertainment. Maybe we'll see Daniel Cormier convince Jones to complete their trilogy up at heavyweight before he retires?
In any event, the future will surely be interesting for Jon Jones -- assuming he retains his belt against Dominick Reyes on February 8 at UFC 247.