Volkan Oezdemir kicked off the UFC 214 pay-per-view card with a quick knockout victory over Jimi Manuwa.
Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Title and it was a performance that Oezdemir wasn’t too impressed with.
“That was Jon Jones, that was his style, he was doing his stuff, but I didn’t see any new weapons,” Oezdemir said on The MMA Hour. “Of course, he probably didn’t get to display everything and yeah the fight was dominant, but DC had some good moments too. So you know, I wasn’t that impressed.”
Oezdemir could be next in line for Jones, but he has also challenged Alexander Gustafsson to a fight to determine the “King Of Europe.”
The light heavyweight star knows that if he were to lock horns with Jones, it would be his different fighting style that would make all the difference.
“I think it’s very different power, D.C.’s stance is not made for striking,” Oezdemir said. “The way he stands, he’s not going to be able to generate a lot of power in his striking, so this would’ve been different. I have another style, I offer another style for Jon Jones, so when my punch lands, it’s going to be different.”
Even though both Jones and Oezdemir fought at UFC 214, neither fighter has another fight booked at the moment.