Magalhaes: I can submit Jon Jones

source: tatame.com
 

Do you see yourself ready to fight a Top 10 competitor now?

The reason why I wanted to return to the UFC was to prove that I can fight with the best, so I’ll never refuse a fight. I believe that Igor would become a Top 10 with one more win because it would be his fourth in a row – but that’s not gonna happen. I guess that, with a win over him, I would be able to fight a Top 10 next. Actually, I don’t care. I’m just thinking on my next fight.

Do you believe your ground game could be the turning point on a potential fight against Jon Jones?

On the ground, I believe I can submit everyone on my division in the UFC, including Jon Jones, but it’s too soon to speculate about that. I didn’t even debut yet. And more, having only a good Jiu-Jitsu won’t make anyone a UFC champion. To beat the champion, I’d need to get better in other areas too, unless he starts the fight on my guard (laughs).

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pidgey site profile image  

7/20/12 4:27 PM by pidgey

if i could get Jessica Alba in my bed, i could fuck her...just kidding just kidding, much respect to Vinny ;)I'd like to see how Jones's guard his, we never seen him on his back (and i guess we'll never...who who knows... i can only hope).

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

7/20/12 4:25 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 doesnt sound bad if u read the whole article

nogidavid site profile image  

7/20/12 3:59 PM by nogidavid

 tatame's translations always fucking suck. i could do a better job for free

Vinny Magalhães site profile image  

7/20/12 3:21 PM by Vinny Magalhães

 That's when the "FUCK THE UG" starts to make sense... lol

Canucks1337 site profile image  

7/20/12 3:18 PM by Canucks1337

vinny its because the original thread title was "VINNY M: I WILL SUB JON JONES"

Vinny Magalhães site profile image  

7/20/12 3:16 PM by Vinny Magalhães

 Some of guys just love to hate…  At no point I said I would submit him if we fought, I said I “could”, and even said that to beat the champion I’d have to get better at other areas other than just having a better ground game. Which in fact I do. I even joked about my chances increasing if we started the fight on the ground… But Anyways, reading with the hater eyes, you will read: “Vinny said that he will submit Jon Jones if they fight, and he was NOT joking.” Plus, TATAME once again fucked up on the translation, when they wrote in English that I’d submit everyone in my division, when in fact I said that I believe that I could submit most… (read the article in portuguese, then you will get what I really said).

ortman166 site profile image  

7/20/12 2:54 PM by ortman166

Much better title

LilBrockonmychest site profile image  

7/20/12 2:50 PM by LilBrockonmychest

This...or "Vinny: To beat Jones I must improve" or countless other quotes from the article.   

octowussy site profile image  

7/20/12 2:46 PM by octowussy

"And chael can submit Anderson"

Gokudamus stole my name site profile image  

7/20/12 2:39 PM by Gokudamus stole my name

Anything is possible. But MMA is not rolling and its not BJJ/grappling. GSP was tapped by bluebelts at Renzos but it doesnt mean they could do it in a fight even if it took place on the groundPaul Harris is a monster grappler but Belcher went to the ground with him and beat him. The percentages of catching someone from the guard is not that high. Catching one of the freakiest athletes in MMA is even lower