For years, no one, not even the enigmatic Olympian Daniel Cormier has come close to defeating Jon Jones. This has left fans to wonder whether Jones will ever even be defeated or not. The former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping feels that there is one man currently in the UFC light heavyweight division who will cause Jones much more troubles than any other fighter and might even be able to defeat him, i.e. Johnny Walker.
Bisping recently stated on his Believe You Me podcast that he feels stylistically Walker represents a tough challenge for Jones, but he still needs to fight a few more fights and win big to get to Jones’ level.
Here’s what he had to say:
I think the biggest threat right now to Jon Jones is Johnny Walker, I think Johnny Walker gives him a lot of problems, but I understand it from Jones’ perspective. He’s still not well-known enough to the average MMA fan. He’s had a big splash, he’s had a few big wins in very, very quick time. And in fact, he’s injured right now because he injured himself with his post-fight celebration. That’s the most damage he takes in his fights, in his own f*cking celebrations.
But he’s not there yet. He needs another win or two. For one I think it would be rushing Johnny Walker and potentially bringing him on a little too far, too soon. And Jones is right. Another couple more wins, put him in a co-main event, even a Fight Night main event against a big name and then all of a sudden you’ve got a real star on your hands. And then that makes the pay-per-view bigger for everybody involved. So, I agree with Jones.