Jon Jones has responded to Chris Weidman’s claims that he is ready to shock the world again.
Speaking to Submission Radio, Weidman had a ton to say about the light heavyweight champion ahead of his debut at 205-pounds.
“Being the guy that shocks the world, not once but twice, against what people think are the greatest of all time, and against someone that most people think can’t even be beaten,” Weidman said. “And that’s where Anderson Silva was when I fought him and this is where Jon Jones is right now, and so that motivates the hell out of me. That’s the legacy I want.”
He also has not been impressed with Jon Jones’ fights as of late. He also believes he has the skillset to defeat the champ.
“I don’t think he’s looked that good, I don’t think he’s looked as dangerous,” Weidman said. “He’s not finishing, and I see there’s a lot of… he’s great, but I see there’s definitely holes in there.”
“I always believed there’s a blueprint to beat him. You see it a little bit more, but I always knew he’s beatable, and I think if it was a guy like me with power in the hands and also the wrestling that’s better and Jiu Jitsu. So, I think that’s really I take it to him. But no one’s been able to do that yet. He’s done a great job, he adjusts really well in there. So, that’s the goal, is to get in there with him.”
Now, taking to Instagram, Jon Jones responded to Chris Weidman’s callout.
“Yo, I’m just checking the news, somebody tell Chris Weidman he don’t want to fight me. Hey Chris, stop,” Jones said.
“Be careful with that target you’re staring at on my back, it just might bite you in the ass,” he wrote in the caption.
A fight between the two could very well happen if Chris Weidman gets past Dominick Reyes at UFC Boston.