As the popular saying goes, ‘Real recognize Real’, a former champ is seeking inspiration from an another former champ.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is currently out of action and is facing his USADA suspension for violation of doping rights, which could extend upto four years. Jones, in this tuff time is looking upto UFC superstar and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champio ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.
“Conor McGregor has definitely inspired me to reach for bigger fights. The higher the risk, the higher the reward. That’s my plan. Take a page out of his book, and start challenging myself against some pretty scary dudes.”
As the Irishman prepares for not only the biggest fight of his career but the biggest fight in the history of the sport against champ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 6, Jones has his take on the fight. Jones didn’t give a prediction but had good things to say about both the fighters.
“I believe Conor McGregor has wrestling, I don’t think it’s at the level of Khabib. I think Khabib will get most of the takedowns he goes for, but Conor’s an athlete. He shouldn’t be underestimated. I think Khabib, his boxing defense is not the strongest, and I also don’t understand why he doesn’t work a lot of jiu-jitsu. If you can take down anybody, why not know how to finish them? He depends on ground and pound and he never finishes anyone with that. Khabib’s a blackbelt wrestler, if he adds a black belt in jiu-jitsu to his recipe, he’d be extremely scary.”