Jon Jones to defend light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235

Anthony Smith believes Jon Jones is ‘definitely beatable’ at light heavyweight

Anthony Smith doesn’t agree with Daniel Cormier that it will be a heavyweight to beat Jon Jones.

Jones is arguably the greatest fighter of all-time and has been reigning over the light heavyweight division for years, with reluctance to move up to heavyweight. Yet, Smtih still believes a light heavyweight can beat Jones. He points to the second Cormier fight and the Thiago Santos scrap as evidence.

“I think a heavyweight would have a much easier time,” Smith told SiriusXM. (via MMA Fighting). “I like Daniel, I work with Daniel, I disagree with Daniel, I don’t see—I hear him talk about Jon Jones like that all the time. I didn’t see that. Like, I didn’t feel like that when I was in there with Jon Jones. Obviously, I had my own issues and I think later on I’ll write a book and I’ll tell the entire story about it, but I don’t feel like that. I didn’t feel like I was in there with a dude that was unbeatable.

“And when I hear DC talk sometimes, I get the feeling as if he’s talking about someone who’s unbeatable. Especially a man who was winning the second fight and just got clipped and got put down. I mean, I think all judges had DC up, he was winning every minute of every round up to the point he got kicked.”

Anthony Smith even believes he proved that when he was in there with Jon Jones. So, he knows “Bones” is beatable at light heavyweight despite what Cormier says.

“So I always feel really uncomfortable when I hear DC talk like that,” Smith said. “One, because I don’t see that when I seen him fight him the second time. I seen a guy that was definitely beatable. And I didn’t feel like that when I was in there with Jon Jones.

“Would some more size absolutely help, for sure. If I was bigger and a couple of inches taller and had a few more inches of reach on me, absolutely that’s easier to do, for sure. Also, if you’re a heavyweight and you’re a big power striker. Maybe you can get away with putting Jon Jones out without having to be better than him for an entire fight. That’s how I look at it.”

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