Det är nu klart att Anthony Smith blir nästa man på tur för att möta Jon Jones om bältet i lätt tungvikt. Den nya utmanaren pratade med MMAjunkie tidigare i veckan om sin nästa utmaning, fansen och Jon Jones.
“I think it’s goddamn amazing that all these people are assuming that if me and Jon Jones fight, he’s going to get me out of there in one round,”
“He doesn’t hit any harder than (Volkan) Oezdemir and Hector Lombard,”
“He’s not any better of a wrestler, for the most part, of guys that I’ve fought. And he’s not any better a jiu-jitsu guy that all the guys I’ve fought. He puts it together better than anyone that’s in the game right now. But he doesn’t wow me anywhere, especially the fight that he just had [against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232].”
Angående Jones senaste match mot vår egen Alexander Gustafsson.
“I wasn’t impressed,”
“And I don’t mean it wasn’t a fantastic performance, because it was. But I didn’t watch the fight and think, I couldn’t handle that. I saw a guy that has holes that can be exploited as long as you attack it in the right way.”
“I also saw a guy that wasn’t nearly as arrogant. Jon’s biggest attribute is his genuine delusion. Jon is genuinely so delusional and so arrogant that he is unbeatable that it works in his favor, and he almost creates the illusion that is. He fights with this complete arrogance and disregard for his opponents. And if he loses that, he loses a lot of his ability.”
Smith är säker på att han är den mannen som kommer besegra Jones och ta titeln.
“Jon is one of those guys that thrives in danger, and I think that’s going to work against him at some point in time,”
“Eventually, someone’s going to catch up to Jon. His game is too crazy. You can’t be reckless forever, and I think I’m the guy.”
”I don’t really give a (expletive) that people remember that Anthony Smith is the first guy to beat Jon Jones. I just want to leave there with the title.”
Vi får helt enkelt se vem som går som vinnare ur oktagonen på UFC 235 den 2:a mars när dessa två herrar är bokade mötas.