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Monday, 12/05/2011, 03:59 pm

UFC NEWS – Jon Jones: "I'm the best fighter that I've ever been right now."

“Judging on my numbers in the weight room, judging on my numbers in the cardio tests, it’s the best I’ve ever been. I’m the best fighter that I’ve ever been right now… I have changed as an athlete — I believe in my heart that I’m the best, I believe I won’t lose to Lyoto, or Rashad [Evans], or [Dan] Henderson or any of the other guys. … As ‘Bones’ I’m growing and yeah I’m a little cocky and it’s important to be that way. But as Jonathan, in the real world, everyone who meets me will say I treated them with the utmost respect.”

Having just appeared on’s The MMA Hour, Jon Jones, talked about his upcoming title defense this weekend against Lyoto Machida.

Best he has ever been, at this age, should be expected, to have reached the peak of his skillset so young, would be almost criminal. However, what does that mean for his future opponents? Will Jon Jones be the unstoppable force that the light-heavyweight has been lacking since the Tito Ortiz/Chuck Liddell era’s ended?

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