Who's a worse match up for Jon Jones? Anderson Silva or Daniel Cormier
Lets just face it, after seeing Jonny Bones Jones dominate the Light Heavyweight division, it is clear that his greatest challengers are going to come from another weight class. More specifically, Anderson Silva (UFC MW Champ), and Daniel Cormier (Strikeforce HW Champ). The question is, who is a worse match up for Jon Jones.
Many fans are calling for Jon Jones vs Anderson Silva (A fight that I think will not happen, but thats another discussion). This is how I see that match up:
While Jon Jones is the bigger fighter, Anderson has the speed advantage, incredible reflexes, and his striking the years ahead of Jon Jones, even though I think Jones's reach will nullify that to a certain extent. Jones has the wrestling advantage, and is notorious for his Gnp and elbows. Many people will say Jones has is the better athlete, but it's hard to say who really is the better athlete as both fighters are gifted in different areas.
So that makes for an interesting fight. But another interesting fight which is much more likely to happen, and I think should get much more attention than it's getting, is Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier.
I think Daniel Cormier would pose a more difficult challege to Jon Jones than Anderson Silva, because while Cormier doesn't have the length the Jones has, he is just as strong, his wrestling is just as good, if not, superior to Jon Jones. He has shown a good chin so far. He has more power. He is very fast, and he striking is very VERY solid, good enough imo to overcome Jons reach. I think if and when that fight happens, Jons Light Heavyweight Belt, and Golden aura will be in jeoparty.
So that is my whole take is how both these guys match up with Jones, and who would be more dangerous. What about yours?
(If this is a duplicate thread I sincerely apologize)