If you can get UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell talking about Jon Jones, just sit back and enjoy.
The beef between the former light heavyweight champs goes back years and seems to have started when Liddell took a shot at Jones for refusing to fight at UFC 151. Chuck has also been a critic of Jones' fighting style for years, believing 'Bones' doesn't have enough killer instinct.
Asked this week if he sees anyone beating Jones at 205 pounds in the near future, Liddell looked pained to dole out some props for the champ in exile.
"We'll see how he comes back," Liddell told The Fighter and The Kid podcast. "He always shows up to fight. He's good at winning fights. If he keeps beating everybody he's the best right now. I still think if he fought someone like me in my prime he would have a lot of trouble.
"The problem is he doesn't hit hard enough to hurt me and he's not going to out-wrestle me. He's not going to out-wrestle me and I hit too hard for him. I would catch him sooner or later. Styles make fights."
Jones is booked to challenge Daniel Cormier April 23 at UFC 197 in a rematch of their five-round title bout at UFC 182. Jones' legal trouble led to his title being stripped by the promotion and he hasn't fought since.
"What he does really well, if you've got a guy that's a great striker, he can out-wrestle them," Liddell said of Jones. "If he's got a guy who's a wrestler, he can out-strike him, out-point him. For me? I'd be big trouble for him because if he could take me down he wouldn't be able to keep me down, if he even got a takedown. I will hit him. I'll put my hands on him. I could still give him trouble."
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Reactions to Diaz vs. McGregor.
He's going to have to get on his knees and beg...— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 23, 2016
UFC does not want me to fight Connor because they said the time I fought was 2 thousand years ago and I fought Bears!!!— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 23, 2016
Fuck!— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) February 24, 2016
I can see it now, Diaz sticking up middle fingers and McGregor screaming "I'll change your bum life" #UFC196— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 24, 2016
Conor vs Diaz??? Niiiiice.... Can you say WARRRR???— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) February 24, 2016
Quite the change up for the main event! Really looking forward to this fight though! And pray... https://t.co/bfzYmb2tXk— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 24, 2016
I like the Conor and Diaz fight I just wish Diaz had a full training camp #UFC196— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) February 24, 2016
Get well soon.
All you fake bandwagon fans that stand w/ that man lemme give u a hand. #FuckConnor This is My Division. Face of the UFC can sick my duck— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 24, 2016
@TonyFergusonXT If you think that you can talk to me like this you're mistaken boy— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 24, 2016
Meanwhile at Team Sore Toe.....— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) February 23, 2016
So much for no beef.
McGregor gets so deep in these guys heads that they are training angry trying to do too much and hurt themselves. #mindgames— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) February 24, 2016
Fighting at 170 lbs. how great wud it be to fight at our natural walking around weights?! Which bantam wants to dance at 156lbs? #UFC196— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) February 24, 2016
Did everybody miss the point in Danas announcement? If Connor wins, he's fighting Robbie next.— Chael Sonnen (@sonnench) February 24, 2016
I hope not.
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