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Coach predicts Jon Jones returns late 2018 and faces Daniel Cormier for heavyweight belt

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Jon Jones’ coach Brandon Gibson has made a pretty bold prediction.

UFC 214: Cormier v Jones 2 Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Brandon “Six Gun” Gibson recently made a pretty bold prediction about Jon Jones.

The JacksonWink striking coach took to social media and not only predicted Jones’ next opponent, but a change in division and an early return for suspended fighter as well.

Does Gibson have inside information on Jones’ upcoming hearing, or is he simply having fun? Because as of right now, there are several somewhat unlikely things that have to go right for this to come true.

Despite that legally meaningless polygraph test that he passed, Jones is still facing a potentially lengthy submission for testing positive for anabolic steroids.

Daniel Cormier is also an underdog on his UFC 226 title bout with Stipe Miocic. So not only should he move up and beat the heavyweight champion, Cormier also has to come out unscathed and healthy enough to compete for the third time in 2018. That’s something the oft-injured 39-year-old hasn’t done in years.

Even if by some miracle all of that happens, Dana White and company will also have to decide to trust Jones enough to give him another title shot upon his return. That’s something the UFC president has been hesitant of, calling him “unfixable” after being stripped of his title three straight times for various drug test failures and run-ins with the law.

So basically, if this all comes true, we’ll probably have to start calling him “Psychic Six Gun” Gibson instead.