Jon Jones: 'If I Were To Bet, I'd Go with Daniel Cormier'

The UFC put together a highly appealing co-feature bout for Saturday night, as former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Long Island takes on former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi of the Netherlands in a pivotal 185-pound showdown. "So, you'll see a different guy out there the next time you see me fight".

Fighters are not given any allowance for championship fights so Cormier was required to weigh-in at 205-pounds or less. Since he lost that title fight two years ago, Johnson has been a man on a mission.

"The insane thing is that it was allowed to happen", Jones said. The UFC rankings have Johnson as the division's #1 contender, with Cormier #3 on the pound for pound list.

DC also has unsolicited advice for Jones - don't go to UFC 210. What a clever trick. I would imagine there would have to be some sort of commision that can go back and see this blatant foul play and address it. "So wins over Jon Jones are probably going to be the one thing that solidifies where I'm trying to sit at the top of the sport". The main card airs on PPV with a fight time of 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, with the prelims starting at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and 6:15 p.m. ET on Fight Pass.

"Do I think [Johnson] beats "DC?"

"I don't think I wanted the world to know about my surgery and to be talked about like this", Gonzalez said. "You got to have the total package".

With it looking like Jones will return to take on the victor of Saturday's main event, Jones took stock of both future possible match ups. "There are people at a certain level in the sport, "DC" is closer to that level of a ideal game". I just don't feel like he's that fighter.

"So if anyone has unfinished business, I feel he has unfinished business with me". NY was the last state in the country to finally regulate the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, and thus, paved a way for the UFC to bring its traveling circus of blood and battery to the masses in the most populated state in the northeast. "To me, the guy who beat him, I look at him like he's Stephan Bonnar or whoever else I've beaten in the past". Jones made it clear he would like to return to Western New York as a fighter sometime in his career, but is enjoying his time as fan of the sport for the weekend.

Whatever trickery may or may not have happened, Saturday's main event is on, so the UFC will avoid a repeat of its most recent event, when the main event between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov had to be called off because the latter fell ill while trying to make weight.

  • Angelo Rivera