Jon Jones is considered by many as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
While he has already established a solid name in the MMA world, he still believes he can excel in other combat sports if he is given the right personnel and enough time to train.
A Mind For Fighting
It has been more than a year since the two-time light heavyweight champion last saw actions in the Octagon. His last outing against rival Daniel Cormier was overturned into ‘No Contest’ after he tested positive to a banned substance.
‘Bones’ was served with a 15-month suspension and three months of community service. He will be eligible to return to professional fighting this October 28, but he is already booked to fight Alexander Gustaffson for their rematch this December at UFC 232.
Despite already making a name at UFC, Jones is confident that he can also take boxing by storm. With his mind for fighting and faith in himself, he believes he can compete with the best boxer in the planet if given a two-year training.
“When I started doing MMA, I found myself in the UFC about nine months after my first practice so I’m aware that I have a mind for fighting. I have a lot of faith and confidence in myself.”
“I believe that if I were to hire the right people to be around me, that’s maybe four boxing coaches — that’s what the guys at the highest levels have. Hire guys to come in here and we spend two years focusing on boxing and only boxing, I believe I’d be able to compete with the best in the world.”
Jones was not the first mixed martial artist to show desire in competing in the ring. Khabib Nurmagomedov has been teasing Floyd Mayweather in a super fight while Cody Garbrandt has called out Manny Pacquiao for a match.