Jon Jones vs. Curtis Blaydes: John McCarthy predicts a lopsided systematic beatdown

The UFC officially revealed Jon Jones’ eagerly anticipated comeback to the octagon this past weekend. At UFC 285 in March, the former light heavyweight champion will face Ciryl Gane in a title match to make his heavyweight debut.

Although Gane has started out as the betting favourite, veteran UFC official John McCarthy believes Jones will thoroughly dominate “Bon Gamin.” McCarthy admitted that in terms of stature and reach, Gane is definitely Jones’ biggest rival.

The Bellator commentator, however, thinks that Jones, who is regarded as one of the best wrestlers in UFC history, will likely dominate Gane, who was outwrestled by Francis Ngannou. McCarthy also mentioned that “Bones” is presently working out with Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Henry Cejudo. Speaking on the Weighing In podcast, the 60-year-old said:

The main issue is that Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane in a wrestling match. And Jon Jones is not a simpleton; rather, he is a shrewd combatant. Jones is working out with Henry Cejudo, who I also think is a very clever fighter, a terrific coach, and someone who has a “little bit” [sarcastic] of wrestling knowledge. Ciryl Gane will be knocked off his feet by Jones, who will then brutally beat him.

What do you all think about Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title?

Although this is a fantastic match-up, I can’t help but feel that we are seeing the second-best fight in existence.

Having said that, I am excited about it.

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