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Old 11-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Icon2 Jon Jones: UFC Saves All the Dogs for Me, and Everyone Else Has Easy Matchups

While Nogueira is a top-10 opponent, Jones doesn't believe a victory over “Lil Nog” is convincing enough to warrant Gustafsson another crack at UFC gold. During an interview with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, Jones shared his initial thoughts when he heard about Gustafsson vs. Nogueira:

I was like, really? You want him to have the rematch that bad? No one is disrespecting Nogueira, but let’s see Gustafsson vs. [Daniel] Cormier. It makes so much sense. If me, Cormier, Gustafsson and Teixeira are the toughest guys in the division, let’s put us in a little Round-Robin pool and see who’s the toughest out of us four.

For Jones, it isn't about running away from his responsibilities as a UFC champion. He understands that a world title automatically makes him the hunted. There aren't any give-me bouts as a world champion, but in his eyes, the same should be true for a top contender.

Chael Sonnen was coming off a decisive loss to UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva when he earned his shot against Jones. Gustafsson received his shot after defeating Thiago Silva and an incredibly inconsistent Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Teixeira is the current No. 1 contender after winning 20 straight fights, but he has never defeated a top-10 opponent in his professional career.

In the UFC’s light heavyweight division, Jones believes he is the only fighter consistently facing top opposition:

I feel like they save all the dogs for me, and they just give the toughest guys the easiest matchups to get a title shot, Jones tells Helwani. Let’s see some of these top contenders fight each other. Either way, I’m going to fight the toughest dudes anyway so it doesn't matter what journey they’re on, but I definitely am noticing that it just seems like these top contenders aren't really fighting other top contenders at all.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Jones makes it impossible to like him.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #3

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Maybe Jones should get round 2 with that pole, last i heard it won via KO

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #4

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Uh... you are the fucking champion.

Fedor = no reasonable argument for a claim at the GOAT title other than 10 years undefeated
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #5

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Originally Posted by RoninJin View Post
Maybe Jones should get round 2 with that pole, last i heard it won via KO

Legit Lol'd on this.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #6

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He's not wrong really.

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Completely agree

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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lol ... He says what a lot of "fans" on sherdog says but people will bash him for saying it

Why cant mufuckas enjoy the action & stop badmouthing these guys already?

Problem isnt "weak cards". Problem is the sense of entitlement to always be delivered the greatest thing ever all the time
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #9

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Jones makes it impossible to like him.
cry about it

Is there any way to unswallow my pride? Can I fuck myself down?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #10
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Jones please.

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