Magalhaes Believes He Can Submit Jon Jones
“The reason why I wanted to return to the UFC was to prove that I can fight with the best, so I’ll never refuse a fight. I believe that Igor would become a Top 10 with one more win because it would be his fourth in a row – but that’s not gonna happen. I guess that, with a win over him, I would be able to fight a Top 10 next. Actually, I don’t care. I’m just thinking on my next fight… On the ground, I believe I can submit everyone on my division in the UFC, including Jon Jones, but it’s too soon to speculate about that. I didn’t even debut yet. And more, having only a good Jiu-Jitsu won’t make anyone a UFC champion. To beat the champion, I’d need to get better in other areas too, unless he starts the fight on my guard (laughs).”
In a recent interview with Tatame.com newly signed UFC 205 pounder Vinny Magalhaes discusses his motivation for returning to the promotion after a disappointing debut on The Ultimate Fighter reality series.