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Jon Jones Has Interest in Fighting Fedor

Jon Bones Jones is the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion and he was set to defend his title at UFC 133 against Rashad Evans until he was sidelined by a hand injury. Jones shouldn’t miss much time, and he could end up fighting the winner between Evans and Phil Davis when he returns. If he doesn’t fight either of those men, it sounds like he’d also be interested in fighting legend Fedor Emelianenko.

Speaking prior to the UFC 129 card in Toronto, Bones said:

“Oooh, Fedor– that would be the fight that interests me the most,” Jones said. “I admire Fedor a lot, and that would be a great gauge to see where I’m at in my career. As far as fighting Dan Henderson, I would love that fight, as well. I’m not trying to call them out but I would be honored to fight either one of them.”

Fedor and Henderson are set to fight this summer so Jones has to wait in line. Even so, it is highly unlikely that Jones faces either one of these men immediately. A loss to Hendo would be devastating to Fedor and it would likely take him out of the spotlight. A win might give him the confidence to take on a heavyweight rather than a light heavyweight.

This is mostly talk from Jonny Bones, but it does show us one thing: Jones thinks quite highly of himself to want to face either of these two men. Of course, that’s nothing we didn’t already know.



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  • http://profiles.google.com/supermanshive8 Christopher Shively

    Dude, he just destroyed Shogun, in my opinion I truly believe Shogun would dominate Henderson and Fedor, I mean come one, are we really saying that Jake Shields is a better fighter then Shogun? I believe that him fighting either of them is a step down from Rashad and kind of retarded considering they’re both in the Strikeforce, even though owned by the UFC, still a different promotion, neither fighter should be in line for that title shot, Henderson was nowhere near the top when he was in the UFC, Machida? I’m pretty sure he made a good statement that he’s back, and Rashad, are definately what I want to see. Keep the old timers to their own promotion and stop hyping fights that won’t be worth the wait.

  • Anonymous

    Talkin’ ’bout a big head! My goodness! Actually, that is not really the case with him. He already said he’s not calling them out, but fighting either one of them would definitely gauge where he is. Just how good he truly is. No one can blame him for that. I certainly don’t. He’s truly a Phenom, so what better way than to put him up against a proven fighter, who everyone knows where these guys stand in the chain?

  • Anonymous

    right on brother. I truly believe that Jonny “Bones” would beat both of them and as far as Rashard I also believe he is carrying on because he can’t beat Jones either,,face it that Kid is a handfull for anybody right now and Fedor and Henderson are not the fighters that they used to be…

  • Anonymous

    right on brother. I truly believe that Jonny “Bones” would beat both of them and as far as Rashard I also believe he is carrying on because he can’t beat Jones either,,face it that Kid is a handfull for anybody right now and Fedor and Henderson are not the fighters that they used to be…