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Jones Jones Respects The Legend Of Belfort, But Focused On His Own Legacy | UFC NEWS


“Vitor Belfort is a UFC original, a real, true legend. He has so much experience at so many different weight classes and I cannot underestimate him. He’s a very powerful striker, but in this situation, I feel I am the more versatile striker in the fight,” said the champ. “I won’t shy away from a striking battle just because he has a punch. He’s got a unique style and I enjoy matching up against guys like that. In no way have I ‘cleared out’ the division,” remarked the champ. “Everyone’s style is a puzzle for me, and who knows which style I will have the most trouble with. I’m about to fight my fifth straight UFC champion – which I was told is a UFC record – and I’m very proud of fighting the best guy available in each of my fights. That’s how you build a legacy in a sport.”

During yesterday’s UFC 152 media workouts Jon Jones discussed fighting Vitor Belfort and emphasized his respect for the legend that he is, but he noted that the building of his legacy is most important.

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5 Comments to Jones Jones Respects The Legend Of Belfort, But Focused On His Own Legacy | UFC NEWS

  1. Not You says:

    As much as he catches flack for some of the things he does, the kid is a fantastic fighter.

  2. Ddddddd says:

    One of the toughest runs I’ve seen in any devision. Some of my favorite fighters too.
    Go John

  3. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    I agree totally, never seen anybody in MMA with this kind of talent and the kind of drive only seen in the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and some of sports great athletes. I just wished he’ll develop more of a hunger and killer instinct to put the business aspect aside and fight anybody that even mentions his name. A loss will not tarnish your legacy if people know thta you took on all challengers, that’s what’s going to make you a legend. Jordan failed at baseball but came back and won 3 more titles. Even the great Muhamad Ali was not unbeaten.

  4. Hoku Kealoha says:

    U know what would make this sport return to its roots? Tell the top 4 fighters in there weight division they fight on a given date. U have no idea of the matchup. Two fights in one night determines your champion. Yeah BJ I know u feel me on this one :)

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