Vera: Jones no longer 'some young punk'


If he beats Rua and Jones defeats Henderson, Vera believes he now has the proper mindset to be successful against the champ.

“The very first time I fought Jon Jones, I thought he was just some young punk and I didn't respect him at all. I got what I deserved,” recounted Vera. “If and when I do get a chance to fight Mr. Jones again, I promise he'll have my full and undivided attention.”

Of course, all the talk about title shots and winning the lottery are for not if Vera doesn’t take advantage of the opportunity laid at his feet.

“This opportunity, it's a dream come true and makes everything okay, and I'm taking full advantage of it. I've never been so confident, so sure ever in my life.”

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swany site profile image  

7/31/12 7:30 PM by swany

lol after what jones has accomplished there was always seemed to be something missing, and now hes got the official vera seal of approval

Saltyballs site profile image  

7/31/12 6:38 PM by Saltyballs

Good post.

Strykr619 site profile image  

7/31/12 5:49 PM by Strykr619

 Ahhh I see someone gets it..... Ever since Rob Kaman and him split his career = stalled. 

jushintiger site profile image  

7/31/12 5:27 PM by jushintiger

Do you think that Vera kicks himself everyday for not sticking with Rob Kaman?With Kaman = undefeatedWithout Kaman = 4-6Pay the man some money. You might have a chance.

Saltyballs site profile image  

7/31/12 4:51 PM by Saltyballs


herculestex1 site profile image  

7/31/12 4:44 PM by herculestex1

ALOT of hype when he came in, i hope he lives up to his potential

UGCTT_Shope site profile image  

7/31/12 4:10 PM by UGCTT_Shope

The guy has some legit skills, just has to perform. It's like he's never there mentally.

officedrone23 site profile image  

7/31/12 4:04 PM by officedrone23

Now that Vera has given Jones the thumbs up, Bones can consider himself legit.

Nonlinear site profile image  

7/31/12 3:59 PM by Nonlinear

 Future champion in two weight classes!

khaynes21 site profile image  

7/31/12 3:28 PM by khaynes21

Vera is getting his block knocked off in the first round. God bless his soul.