Anthony Johnson Thinks Daniel Cormier Will Beat Jon Jones

Anthony Johnson says the UFC is ready to embrace a new light heavyweight champion and that man will be Daniel Cormier.

Speaking to Swedish media at a pre-fight press conference ahead of his match with Alexander Gustafsson, Johnson said the time has come for Jon Jones to be dethroned.

“I want Daniel Cormier to win just to shake up the division a little bit, but he is fighting Jones so that’s going to be tough to do. I’m picking Daniel to win just because I want him to shake up the division – give people something different to talk about,” Johnson said. “[Jones is] a beast. He’s the best in the world; he’s the best ever at 205. He definitely has my respect. Everybody at 205 has my respect. It would be nice for a change to hear another name.”

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