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Thursday, 04/12/2012, 09:09 am

Jon Jones Open To Fighting Junior Dos Santos In Place Of Overeem


By Jamie McAllister:
Right now it seems like everyone from the Light Heavyweight contenders to just about any top 10 Heavyweight is being touted and pushed towards the 146 showdown with Dos Santos. The latest is Champion Jon Jones who is set to face Rashad Evans at UFC 145 which is just over a month before the 146 event. In a recent interview with PricklyPairStudios Jones addressed the situation.

“You know, it’s hard to even say because of two factors: First, it would be disrespectful of me to just look past Rashad completely like, ‘Oh, this fight’s already done.’ Rashad is going to be a huge test and I’m excited for this great challenge. And you know, honestly, it is something I would totally entertain. But at the same time, I have so much respect for Junior dos Santos. He’s such a cool dude, you know what I mean? He’s just such a cool dude. Fighting him is just like… Me and him, he treated me like his brother when we were in Brazil together. We did a lot of fun stuff in Brazil. He’s just a cool dude. Challenging him out of nowhere would be hitting him upside the head like, ‘Where did Jones come from? Why does Jones want to fight me?’ I’m not saying he’s scared of me, by any means, I’m sure he’s not. If it was somebody else, I would definitely go for it. But it’s Junior. I don’t know, I’m not even a heavyweight so to pick a fight with Junior doesn’t really make sense to me. There’s a lot of work to be done in the light heavyweight division.”

Seems like a match that could happen in the not too distant future and in regard to happening at UFC 146 stranger things have happened especially is a list of possible contenders which ranges from Mark Hunt to Dan Henderson!

Head to page 2 to check out the video clip!

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