Quick, what is the scariest thing you can think of? A hungry Hannibal Lecter mentored by that short lady with a hammer from Misery? Being in a human centipede just behind Tank Abbott?
For MMA, up there with Wanderlei Silva with an axe, is Jon Jones mentored by Anderson Silva. And that is exactly what Jones said he wants in a recent interview with OGlobo's SporTV.
As the two most dominant champions in their respective divisions, the two are at the top of the fan deam fight list to face each other.
"My job is to be prepared to face the best in the world," said Jones. "I'd rather not deal with Anderson, but if I have to fight him, I will focus on my confidence and on my technique. I respect and look up to him so much. For me, the ideal scenario would be having him as my mentor and learn with him after he retires. It would be great for me. That would be ideal, but the world wants to see us fighting."
Instead, Jones seems to have set his hights on a hgher (weight) division. "I spoke with Dana White about making a heavyweight fight in 2012," Joens said. "But he said he didn't consider it a good idea right now. But after beating Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans and maybe Alexander Gustafsson in 2012, I don't see what to do in this division, not wanting to disrespect anybody."
The resaon you have a fight, is you don't know who is going to win. Before any moving up or down in divisions, Jones has a date with a "divorced" Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on April 21.
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