Jon Jones Open To Facing Chris Weidman In New York Superfight

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has always said that he would consider a superfight against the organizations, middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but never really gave the idea much thought until now.

In February, ‘Bones’ said that he wanted to see Weidman rack up some more wins before signing to meet him in the Octagon.

“A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman’s name and I think in order for it to be a superfight Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions,” Jones said. “With that being said, I think Cain Velasquez is the only guy that would actually be considered a superfight.”

After Weidman’s dominating win against Lyoto Machida last month at UFC 175, Jones now believes that a superfight is in order and even expressed interest in having Madison Square Garden host the match.

“Oh, man, I think that would be awesome,” Jones told “I would absolutely jump at the opportunity to have a super fight with Chris Weidman. I respect him a lot as a person and as a champion, and I think that that fight would make great sales — absolutely.”

Jones defends his light heavyweight title to Daniel Cormier Sept. 27 at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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