Reem on Jon Jones vs Anthony Johnson: ’Jon Jones is more versatile’

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 23.04.2015 11:39h Author:

Alistair Overeem

Jon Jones is to defend his UFC light heavyweight title May 23 at UFC 187. His opponent will be Anthony Johnson.

Many tried to estimate what are Johnson's chances to dethrone Jon Jones who will defend the title for the ninth time. Alistair Overeem was asked the same question since he trained with both fighters and he believes Jones will be the winner.

"It's also because he is more proven," said Overeem. "He has done it over and over and over again. Indeed I have trained with both, and Jon Jones is more versatile. Anthony Johnson is very explosive, very athletic, but he's not versatile. Besides his hands, he has nothing else. He has his hands, and he's very fast and explosive. Besides that, he has nothing. Jon has the submissions, has the wrestling, takedowns, and he has the mind.

"He's been proven, and he fights differently on each of his fights. He's stopping his opponents in (their style) of fighting. His last victory against Cormier was amazing. He took Cormier down and dominated him. So uhh, Jon Jones! *Fist pump*"