UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke to the fans on Friday at a Q&A session at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and answered a range of questions from topics including video games to marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug.
Most of the questions, however, concerned Jones' next fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in April and who he could face after that. Below is a list of quotes from Jones in response to questions regarding potential and future fights he'll have in the Octagon:
"Who knows what the future holds? It could happen, who knows?"
"I think they're both awesome fighters. I think they're both exactly what the light heavyweight division needed. More opponents and top opponents that have fan interest. Whoever makes it to the title shot first, I'll be ready for them, for sure."
The most challenging opponent coming over from Strikeforce at light heavyweightT:
"Probably Gegard. Gegard Mousasi, I would say. He's pretty tough."
"I don't see that fight happening. I'm not sure if he's still working with the UFC anymore. Things happen. Being undefeated would bring a lot more stress and pressure to my life. I'm grateful to not being undefeated."
"If he has a doctor's note for his TRT, then whatever. I'm looking for the greatest challenge and Chael being older, I don't want that to be a disadvantage for him at all. If that's going to make him compete at a high level, I'm not going to hate on him. I'm looking for the greatest challenge. I want to beat him at his best."
"Finish Chael? I'm not sure. He's definitely vulnerable to a lot of submissions. Elbows would be nice. But who knows? Who knows? I'll go out there and try to do something to him. A submission would be nice because I'm sure he's going to want to take me down."
"I think it's a lot different. I think Anderson Silva's physical strength is different and my ability to wrestle. I've been wrestling since I was a little boy and Anderson hasn't. I just couldn't imagine being controlled like that by Chael."
"That's not a fight that I'm seeking. And if he comes to the light heavyweight division and earns his way back to a title fight, I would obviously love to do it again."
Rashad Evans, in response to a question about who he'd fight if he had to give a rematch:
"I'd give Rashad Evans a rematch, so I could finish him this time."
"I have a nutritionist now, so I've been making weight a lot easier, staying into shape when I'm in the off season and things like that. So I think [the move to] heavyweight is going to be prolonged until 2014 and maybe late this year, who knows? It'll definitely be a fight for the fans. I would want to fight someone at the top of the division."
"I've never thought about it, man. I never thought about it. I have no intentions of fighting Cain. I think it would be a war. Cain wouldn't put up with my foolishness. I think he would come right at me.
"I would love to fight Overeem. I would fight anybody, any time. It's just I'm a lot smaller than those guys and I train with heavyweights all the time. I know it would be a major challenge to fight one of those guys being the size that I am right now, but me getting to about 235, 240, I would challenge one of those guys. I have a lot of confidence."
"That guy's going to have to come and get me. He's been talking all this trash. I'm going to make him cut that weight."
"When did DC get so many fans?"