Fans’ desire to see the UFC ask Jon Jones to face Junior dos Santos in late May has slowed down as of late, as the current UFC light heavyweight champ has a date with Rashad Evans set for later this month and it appears Alistair Overeem may be cleared to face Dos Santos over Memorial Day Weekend for the UFC heavyweight title after all.
However, that’s not to say they couldn’t eventually face off. In a recent interview with Prickly Pair Studios, “Bones” was asked about squaring off with Dos Santos inside the Octagon should he get past Evans and was only mildly apprehensive to the idea.
“It is something I would totally entertain,” said Jones. “But at the same time, I have so much respect for Junior dos Santos. He’s such a cool dude. He treated me like his brother when we were in Brazil together. If it was somebody else, I would definitely go for it. But it’s Junior.”
“I’m not even a heavyweight so to pick a fight with Junior…that doesn’t really make sense to me,” Jones continued, turning his focus back to his current divisional home. “There’s a lot of work to be done in the light heavyweight division.”
Jones has stated in the past that he believes a move to heavyweight is in his future, even pushing to make that jump this year before the UFC bosses stepped in and said he still had unfinished business at 205.
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