UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has always maintained he'd be open to facing middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a 'super fight,' but hasn't always seemed so attentive to the idea. In February, Jones said he'd like to see Weidman grow his resume before considering fighting him.
"A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman's name and I think in order for it to be a superfight Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions," Said Jones. "With that being said, I think Cain Velasquez is the only guy that would actually be considered a superfight."
Since Weidman's impressive performance against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida Jul. 5 at UFC 175, Jones seems much more interested in putting together an 'all-New York' super fight in Madison Square Garden.
"Oh, man, I think that would be awesome," Jones told Sherdog.com. "I would absolutely jump at the opportunity to have a super fight with Chris Weidman. I respect him a lot as a person and as a champion, and I think that that fight would make great sales -- absolutely."
More on the topic of The Garden, Jones says it would be his dream to compete in the famed venue.
"Muhammad Ali fought there, and Mike Tyson fought there," said Jones. "The greatest fighters of all-time have all gotten to compete at the Garden, so I think that our time will come. I think that our proponents and our people will continue to push for it, and I think that eventually, we won't be ignored. They just can't ignore us forever."
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
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After years playing the role of misunderstood 20 year old trying to find his identity, Jon Jones has finally broken the number one rule of acting and gone "full retard"! The question at hand however, is whether we're finally seeing the Jon Jones persona unravel, or observing the greatest troll to grace the octagon since Anderson Silva. I for one was leaning toward the latter, until his recent exchange with Daniel Cormier when he thought no one was looking. His reaction when they told him he was on air, combined with his soft spoken demeanor on FS1 makes me think we should all give Jon Jones a break.
Now before you burn me at the stake, hear me out. Jon is a middle child among his two brothers, and probably spent the majority of his coming up as the smaller of the 2. Combine that with the fact that he opted for wrestling where his brothers went for football, a degree of not fitting in probably colored a good portion of his home life. If I were to guess, I'd say Jon probably got picked on a lot; being a youngest myself, and the smaller brother, I can attest to some of the aftermath of spending years being overpowered, and excluded. You start to develop this sort of complex between being the "good person" your parents raised you to be, and the cold, calculating, manipulative person you become to survive. When you're in a situation where you can't physically defend yourself, you are faced with only a few options, to be more crafty than your opponent, and most of all, be prepared to go places they aren't. Hence the eye pokes, knee kicks, shoulder cranks, and general disregard for "honor in tactics". These behaviors are a result of being forced into a corner, and learning the only way you can win is to go around the rules since your physical limitations preclude you from fair competition.
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