Jon Fitch: Cain Velasquez would beat Daniel Cormier

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor

Who would win a fight between teammates Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez? Their former teammate Jon Fitch says it would be Cain, no question.

Now that UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez has utterly crushed Junior dos Santos, the only man to ever beat him, speculation is arising as to who can challenge the champ. Some have turned their thoughts to the man ranked #3 in the division after Cain and JDS, Daniel Cormier.

Unfortunately for fantasy fight fans, Cormier trains with Cain at the American Kickboxing Academy and is moving down to Light Heavyweight rather than fight his friend.

But one man who knows both men very well says the outcome would be very predictable anyway. Jon Fitch, who trained at AKA alongside Velaquez and Cormer told Ariel Helwani the following:

"[Cormier] is not a true heavyweight. He might be 225, 230 soaking wet. He's not a heavyweight. He's so good as an athlete and a fighter that he can get away with beating heavyweights up, but he's not a true heavyweight. Just based on size, you have two guys who are equally skilled, equal work ethic, equal punching power, equal everything, you're going to put your money on the guy who weighs more."

Transcribed via MMA Mania.

Fitch fights Marcelo Alfaya at World Series of Fighting 6 this Saturday.

SBN coverage of UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III

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