Jon Jones Says He Would Fight Cain Velasquez In A Heartbeat

UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones may have given us a glimpse into what we might see in the future after his UFC 182 win over Daniel Cormier, explaining that he would happily take a fight with heavyweight king-pin, Cain Velasquez.

Jones, speaking during the post-fight press conference said:

“I would fight Cain Velasquez in a heartbeat. I really would. I would love to fight AKA’s (American Kickboxing Academy) best athletes and I believe I’d defeat them all. I believe our team’s the best in the world. With that being said my maturity has allowed me to make weight a lot easier. This camp around being three weeks outside of the camp, I started having to force myself to eat more to keep my weight up. I was losing weight too fast. Fighting at heavyweight would be surely to entertain the fights and it would have to be against the perfect opponent. Making 205 is not a challenge for me at all. It hasn’t been a challenge. For a long time I’ve been accused of being too big for my weight class and I think it’s an excuse of people who don’t understand my success. I’m not too big for the light heavyweight division. I’m built the way I’m built. I have very skinny legs, but I make weight just fine. I’m a true light heavyweight and I will be a light heavyweight for a long time. My plan is to become the greatest fighter of all time. It’s so feasible. It’s so attainable. All I’ve got to do is stay focused and keep believing just the way I believe and to keep working. I do believe 2015 will be the year I solidify it.”

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