Jon Jones has an advantage over Anderson Silva after months of studying

UFC light heavyweight up-and-comer, Jon Jones speaks about the possibility of facing arguably the number one pound for pound fighter on the planet, Anderson Silva, explaining he’d have a definite advantage against the Brazilian after months spent studying him.

Jones, speaking via Yahoo! Sports, said:

“I’ve bathed myself in Anderson Silva. I think I’d have an advantage going into a fight with him because I’ve studied him so much. I’ve patterned my career after Anderson. You can’t really say you know Anderson Silva, because, like me, he can pull off pretty much anything he wants to pull off, whatever he trained for that specific fight. So, you can’t know Anderson Silva, but you can understand who he is and how he thinks and how he operates.”

“I’m confident because I study, study, study and, yes, I have some physical attributes that maybe give me an advantage. The long arms are something I was born with. But the way I pull off moves, the timing of the way I do my moves, it’s all because of my passion and love for this sport. I’m confident because I work hard. I’m a warrior,” Jones stated.

“But cockiness is not where I’m at. Financially, I’m not the most successful fighter. As far as stats, I haven’t broken any records. As far as Hall of Fame, I’m not there. As far as being a champion, I’m not there. I have no reason to be cocky. I just love who I am, I love what I’ve earned and I love this sport.”

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