Velasquez: Jones still has a lot to do at 205 before a super fight

Friday, May 30, 2014

The idea of a super fight between two current champions has always interested fans of mixed martial arts. The idea of a fight between current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez seems like a dream super fight, but Velasquez believes that Jones has a lot of work to do in his own division before this could happen:

This past November, 205-pound champ Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 MMA) told MMAjunkie he was targeting a future showdown with heavyweight titleholder Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) within the next two years. However, just this past month, Jones changed his tune and said he was no longer interested in the matchup.

Velasquez remains optimistic the fight could still occur, but he understands Jones’ statement – mainly because he feels “Bones” has a series of difficult challenges ahead of him in his own weight class, including a fight with American Kickboxing Academy teammate Daniel Cormier.

“He has a lot of work to do in his division right now,” Velasquez told MMAjunkie. “He had Glover (Teixeira), and now he has ‘DC’ and then he has (Alexander) Gustafsson also. I just think that’s in the present moment right now because he has a lot of opponents coming up.”

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