Jon Jones has a 'strong strategy' for Daniel Cormier at UFC 200Get the Full StoryJon Jones plans to erase all doubts after his fight with Ovince Saint Preux by running straight through Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. It's no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was disappointed with his return to the Octagon. 'Bones' cruised to a unanimous decision win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197, but appeared notably tentative throughout the bout.
The Jackson-Wink product revealed as much in the post-fight interview, explaining to Joe Rogan that he struggled to ignite the championship spark that made him a pound-for-pound great.
The newly-crowned interim champ also battled with legal and personal issues heading into UFC 197, but with most of his troubles now behind him, Jones plans to 'annihilate' Daniel Cormier in their long-awaited rematch this summer.
The Rochester native revealed that he has a 'strong strategy' in place for 'DC' at the UFC 200 press conference.
"I believe I'm going to annihilate DC," Jones said, per Damon Martin of FOX Sports. "So far, it's all I've ever done to every opponent. Alexander Gustafsson's the only person who had a competitive fight with me. Expect to see a hell of a lot more out of me this next fight. I have a strong strategy for DC."
Jones currently has the one-up over Cormier, shutting out the former Olympian to retain his then-official LHW belt at UFC 182 last January. While their rivalry runs deep, Cormier remained objective when commentating alongside Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg for UFC 197's main event.
Jones took note of the commentary and thinks Cormier is uneducated about his fighting style.
"I listened to him commentate my fight and I got to hear all the things he thinks he knows about me," Jones said. "You guys will see."
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II will headline the blockbuster UFC 200 pay-per-view on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.