Chael Sonnen at UFC 117Chael Sonnen is going to make light heavyweight champion Jon Jones uncomfortable during their fight at UFC 159 on Saturday in New Jersey, but if he wins the fight it will “hands down, without a doubt” be the biggest upset in UFC history.

At least in the opinion of UFC heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier it would be.

Cormier was a guest on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night, breaking down the fight. Like most pundits, he believes that Sonnen is facing a steep uphill battle.

“If Chael is going to beat Jon Jones, he’s going to have to beat him over the course of 25 minutes and dominate that fight,” said Cormier.

Sonnen did just that in his first fight with Anderson Silva, only he fell a couple minutes shy of the prerequisite 25 and got submitted.

Cormier said that Sonnen would likely employ a similar strategy against Jones, making it a tough fight for the champion, but expects him to fall short once again.

“Chael is going to make (Jones) fight in places where he’s not used to fighting,” Cormier stated. “I know Chael will take him down and is going to pressure him. Chael is going to make him uncomfortable by constantly going forward. Chael won’t make the mistake that many fighters make: backing up and circling. You cannot allow Jon Jones to be so comfortable going forward in the cage.”

At the end of the day, however, Sonnen won’t be able to take the gold from Jones. If he did, Cormier says no other upset in UFC history would compare to the feat.

“Hands down, without a doubt (it would be the biggest upset in UFC history). People talk about Matt Serra vs. Georges St-Pierre. Serra had great knockout power and he also had the submission threat,” said Cormier.

“Chael’s speeches are great. But Jon Jones is the man and is going to win this fight. But Chael, go out there, take him down and set the game plan and the way to beat Jon Jones for the rest of us!”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White: Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier rematch 'probably going to happen in April'

  • 8 days ago
  • 5 views

Jon Jones will get the chance to rematch his biggest rival when he faces off with Daniel Cormier in April. At least, that’s the plan according to UFC President Dana White.Filed under: Featured, News, read news >>

UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 Event Page and Fight Card

  • 8 days ago
  • 290 views

UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 event page and fight card, featuring UFC light heavyweight rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. read news >>

UFC Official: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch in the Works

  • 11 days ago
  • 27 views

It looks like Jon Jones will return to competition soon, and when he does, it will be for the title he never lost. The former UFC light heavyweight champion, who was stripped of his belt and suspende read news >>

Jon Jones to make return against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

From Yahoo Sports: A flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and No. 1 contender Henry Cejudo will be the co-main event. read news >>

UFC: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones II will be announced in coming days

  • 12 days ago
  • 39 views

NEWARK, N.J. – Get ready for the rematch between UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and ex-titleholder Jon Jones.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Latest News, Rumours on Potential Fight

  • 8 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday the MMA return of Jon Jones could come sometime in April against current UFC light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. Continue for updates. White: Jo read news >>

Dana White Targeting Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 for April

  • 8 days ago
  • 5 views

It's not going to happen at Madison Square Garden as UFC officials had hoped, but it looks like Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 will take place in April. read news >>

Jon Jones to make return against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

From Yahoo Sports: A flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and No. 1 contender Henry Cejudo will be the co-main event. read news >>

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch Announced for UFC 197

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

More than a year after Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision at UFC 182 to defend his light heavyweight title, the two are slated for a rematch on April 23 in Las Vegas with Cormier read news >>

UFC 197 preview: Daniel Cormier ready for second shot at Jon Jones?

  • 2 days ago
  • 138 views

Daniel Cormier is confident his second meeting with Jon Jones will go differently the second time around.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>