This Saturday, Thiago Santos will get his shot at UFC gold when he joins Jon Jones in the main cause of UFC 239. It's a high order for Santos. Jones is among the greatest warriors of all time and comes into this battle on a 16-match unbeaten stripe. Fortunately, Thiago Santos can get some advice on how to win the belt from a guy who's been there with Jones twice before.
Speaking recently with MMAJunkie Radio (h / t MMANews), the UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had some words of wisdom for Santos entering his title, fighting against the probably greatest of all times.
That's good advice for Santos, as most people give" Marreta "a little chance to retire. In fact, odds makers Jones have listed as a -600 favorite for Saturday, and Cormier is in principle in agreement. Cormier has fought Jones twice, lost a unanimous decision the first time, and knocked out a main kick in their rematch; However, that result was reversed after Jones tested positive for a banned substance. But having lost functionally twice to Jones twice, Cormier knows just how hard one night Santos has in front of him.
"It's a high order for him," Cormier said. "It will be a tough fight for him. I saw them face-to-face the other day, and I thought Santos was a little bigger. He's not as tall as I thought he was, and I think he'll realize early how hard it is to deal with Jones's length. "
Jones is two inches higher than Santos and will carry an eight inch grace advantage in their fight. These benefits proved difficult for Cormier to overcome. It doesn't matter to Santos, even though they plan to "shock the world".
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