Daniel Cormier recently weighed in on Ciryl Gane’s heartbreaking loss versus Jon Jones at UFC 285 and explained one surprising reason behind the Frenchman’s terrible performance.
Last weekend, “Bones” made his heavyweight debut against “Bon Gamin” in a contest to determine who would win the vacant heavyweight championship. In a first-round submission victory, Jones put Gane away after just 124 seconds of the fight, displaying no signs of ring rust.
In a subsequent analysis of Gane’s defeat, Daniel Cormier noted that the Frenchman’s respect for Jon Jones had an impact on his attitude and decision-making during the fight.
On a DC & RC episode, Cormier referred to the image of Gane appearing stunned after his defeat and said:
“I recently had an interview with Ciryl Gane for my YouTube channel. The title was “I’m not a fan of Jon Jones,” which is what he said. He was credible to me and a lot of other people. Nevertheless, when the competition began, it didn’t feel that way. When he turned to go, Ciryl Gane appeared shaken. You can’t fall head over heels for the opponent.”
Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic
Both men have been opponents for “DC,” who twice battled “Bones” in the light heavyweight division. Jon Jones defeated Cormier in their first match, but his second victory was declared void. Cormier and Miocic have battled three times, with ‘Stone Cold’ winning 2-1.
Daniel Cormier previously suggested that the 40-year-old American’s top wrestling history would offer Jones troubles, unlike Ciryl Gane.
Daniel Cormier commented on the potential fight in an interview with ESPN, saying:
“The majority of people honestly believed that Stipe Miocic should be in the octagon tonight, but this will be a far tougher battle. Yet, Ciryl Gane was the one who was picked for the combat. Many believed he could actually fight Jon Jones.”
He continued to brag about the wrestling prowess of Miocic::
,…………….. s. But, Jon Jones will have a much harder time against Stipe Miocic. He can defend takedowns not just because he is skilled in wrestling, but also because he has extensive championship experience.