With his win over Daniel Cormier last night at UFC 182, the talks of Jon Jones status as the ‘GOAT’ (Greatest Of All Time) have become more apparent.
Jones spoke about his resume for potentially being the GOAT, at the post-fight press conference, saying:
“My plan is to be the greatest fighter of all time. It’s so feasible. It’s so attainable,” Jones said. “All I have to do is to stay focused, keep believing, and keep working. I do believe 2015 will be the year I solidify it.”
“Anderson is the guy I’ve been looking up to since I was 18, 19 years old. I’ve studied his fights, and I really want to model my career after him,” he said about Silva, who has long been considered as MMA’s best. “Anderson has won so many world titles and you can’t discredit what he’s done. That being said, with all due respect, I believe I’ve had the toughest resume in the history of the sport. I’ve fought so many tremendous athletes.”
“I will put Georges and Anderson above me, and that will keep me honest. It will keep me determined and driven. I’ll keep that as my psychology until it can’t be argued anymore,” he states. “2015 will be my best year.”
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