Jones Jones Believes His Youth Is A Huge Advantage Over Belfort | UFC NEWS

September 18, 2012 12:51 pm by Pedro Carrasco

His hand speed is definitely something that he has, but I believe I’m really fast, too. A lot of people discredit me for a lot of things. A lot of people who are unfamiliar with MMA just blame it on me being long. But, there’s a lot more than being long that has contributed to my success, and speed is one of my advantages, as well. Where Vitor is fast, I believe I’m really fast, as well. We can’t forget that he has a Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt, which is a very legitimate black belt. So, that ground game, definitely. I’ve gotta be on my ‘p’s and q’s.’ But, speed, I think I match up really well. Power, he might have an edge on me there. It’s gonna be a great fight to watch, for sure.”

“That doesn’t really mean a whole lot to me. I don’t have any plans of losing any time soon. I always work really hard to stay on top of the game and be innovative in my own, personal game. I believe the guy that will beat me is probably in high school, right now, working his butt off to be where I’m at, today. That will probably be the guy that surpasses me. A lot of quote-unquote: ‘experienced fighters’ are just older men. I believe that with my youth and lack of experience comes a certain amount of ambition and drive. I’m excited about being the younger fighter, and I think it plays to my advantage, tremendously.”

“I’m really excited for Anderson Silva versus ‘GSP.’ I think ‘GSP’ has a tall order in front of him with Silva and Carlos Condit. Anderson Silva’s also facing Stephan Bonnar, right now. In this crazy sport of MMA, anything’s possible. It’s kinda hard to predict the future and see everything going perfectly for both of these fighters. But, as far as entertaining a fight with Anderson Silva, I have a hard time looking past Vitor Belfort. He’s a great legend and a great fighter. I would never want to look past him into my future like that. I know it’s a cliche answer, but Vitor’s a very respectable guy. Maybe that’s a topic we can go back to after this fight.”

In a recent interview with AXS TV, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones discussed a few topics, one of which was how his youth will play a factor in this weekend’s UFC 152 main event.

Some favor experience over youth, but Jones is not subscribing to that philosophy… Is he right?

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