A: They’ve all been “in the mix” to replace Alistair Overeem at UFC 146
BJPenn.com recently ran a story quoting an interview Jones had with PricklyPairStudios, where he addressed the UFC 146 heavyweight title situation. See the full quote below:
“You know, it’s hard to even say because of two factors: First, it would be disrespectful of me to just look past Rashad completely like, ‘Oh, this fight’s already done.’ Rashad is going to be a huge test and I’m excited for this great challenge. And you know, honestly, it is something I would totally entertain. But at the same time, I have so much respect for Junior dos Santos. He’s such a cool dude, you know what I mean? He’s just such a cool dude. Fighting him is just like… Me and him, he treated me like his brother when we were in Brazil together. We did a lot of fun stuff in Brazil. He’s just a cool dude. Challenging him out of nowhere would be hitting him upside the head like, ‘Where did Jones come from? Why does Jones want to fight me?’ I’m not saying he’s scared of me, by any means, I’m sure he’s not. If it was somebody else, I would definitely go for it. But it’s Junior. I don’t know, I’m not even a heavyweight so to pick a fight with Junior doesn’t really make sense to me. There’s a lot of work to be done in the light heavyweight division.”
As Jon mentions, first things first and he has to get through a very tough opponent in Rashad Evans (not to mention an anxiously awaiting Dan Henderson.) However if the MMA Gods have any say, we may very well see the first ever Light Heavyweight vs. Heavyweight, Champion vs. Champion superfight in UFC history.
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