Chuck Liddell: “I’d give Jon Jones trouble in a fight”

February 25, 2016 6:54 am by Chris Taylor
Chuck Liddell

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is not a big fan of current UFC superstar Jon “Bones” Jones.

The UFC Hall of Famer has criticized Jones in the past for being a ‘safe fighter’, and recently set his sights on “Bones” again as a guest on “The Fighter and The Kid” podcast.

Here is what Chuck had to say (as transcribed by David Martin of MMAFighting):

“We’ll see how he comes back. He always shows up to fight. He’s good at winning fights. If he keeps beating everybody he’s the best right now. I still think if he fought someone like me in my prime he would have a lot of trouble.

“The problem is he doesn’t hit hard enough to hurt me and he’s not going to out-wrestle me. He’s not going to out-wrestle me and I hit too hard for him. I would catch him sooner or later. Styles make fights.”

“What he does really well, if you’ve got a guy that’s a great striker, he can out-wrestle them,” Liddell said of Jones. “If he’s got a guy who’s a wrestler, he can out-strike him, out-point him. For me? I’d be big trouble for him because if he could take me down he wouldn’t be able to keep me down, if he even got a takedown. I will hit him. I’ll put my hands on him. I could still give him trouble.”

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