Originally Posted by OldManGrip
they may, but i still stand by my point. Cormier does not have a problem with people's reach. He is really good at closing the distance. His injury may play a factor yes
Jones has the longest reach in the UFC doesn't he? Cormier hasn't fought anyone with the reach of Jon Jones, and Jones is the absolute best in the world at utilizing his reach and fighting at a perfect distance where he can damage his opponent and his opponent can't damage him.
Being able to deal with reach is one thing, Cormier has shown that he can definitely do that; it's an entirely separate question if he can deal with the length and skill of Jon Jones. I think couple that with Cormier's bad knees and Jones' love of the front leg side kick to the knee and I think Cormier is going to have a bad night if he tries to stand with Jones. On the other hand, I'm sure that Cormier is just as strong as Jones and most likely a much more effective wrestler. He also has a lower center of gravity, which can be an advantage. I think if Cormier is going to win he has to wrestle.