British kickboxer and MMA fighter Chi Lewis-Parry isn’t too fond of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and has made it known on numerous occasions. In fact, Chi said that he would like nothing more than to fight in inside the Octagon.
Chi Lewis-Parry claimed that his beef with Jon Jones is personal and he was even training partner for current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Chi recently was recently involved in a confrontation with Jon Jones at Bodypower UK 2019 earlier this year in May.
Now Chi Lewis-Parry has said in a recent interview with Submission Radio that he would like to settle his beef with Jon Jones. Although he admitted that Jones is a much-experienced fighter, he would absolutely kill Jones if he decided to stand and trade with him.
“I like punching, I like kicking, I like kneeing, I’m a striker,” Lewis-Parry said. “Jon has got an ego. This is the thing, he has a massive ego. And he says it himself in every fight. He doesn’t want to take people down if they’re strikers; he wants to beat them at their game. So, if that’s true, and he stood with me, I would destroy him. He could not stand with me. He’s got no power.”
“I’m not delusional and saying that I’m a better MMA fighter, ’cause I’m not,” Lewis-Parry added. “Definitely not. He can wrestle; he’s a great grappler. If the fight went to the ground, he’d probably have to fight there. That’s just me being honest. It’s not delusional. If he boxed with me, he’d die. If he kickboxed with me, he’d die. So, his ego – and as far as I’m concerned, if he went to take me down, he’s lost. He’d know it himself that he lost. So, if he took me down and worked for three minutes and got an Americana or whatever, he’s lost. He might have won on the official scorecard or whatever, but he has lost the battle because he couldn’t beat me where I was strong. And that’s just how I see it.
“I could beat him striking 10 times out of 10 all day long. And there’s a lot of people that could. You’ve just gotta pull him into that game. I think that’s the reality.” (H/T – MMA Junkie)
Chi Lewis-Parry is coming off of a brutal 8-second KO win over Ibrahim Elsawi UAE Warriors.