UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is all set to fight Thiago Santos at the T-Mobile Arena on July 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even if Jones gets past Santos, there’s another top Brazilian contender he has to worry about.
Johnny Walker who is coming off of a spectacular TKO victory over Misha Circunov at UFC 235 two months back is already gunning for a fight against the light heavyweight champ.
“I’m ready to fight Jon Jones already,” Walker told reporters at UFC 237, as transcribed by MMAFighting.com‘s Guilherme Cruz. “All I need is to recover my shoulder and have a decent camp. But I’m ready. I have enough technique and experience for that. I don’t think he has anything to surprise me.
“I’m ready to beat Jon Jones now. Anyone they put (against me), I’ll accept it, but I’d rather fight someone from the top-five next. But if it’s a top 10, that’s okay, I’m the No. 12 light heavyweight now. I’ll accept anyone that’s ahead of me, but I want to beat Jon Jones. But I have to go slowly, I don’t want to take anyone’s spot. Many people deserve it more than me, I still have a lot to show, and I will conquer my space.”
He is currently 3-0 in the UFC and has an overall record of 17-3. The 26-years old fighters from Rio de Janeiro is currently one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. He is also riding on a nine-fight winning streak and getting better with every fight.