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Jon Jones sees Alex Pereira as ‘largest combat in MMA historical past’


Jon Jones sees Alex Pereira as a legacy combat for his profession.

UFC heavyweight champion Jones (27-1 MMA, 21-1 UFC) expects to have his beforehand scrapped bout with Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) rebooked as soon as he returns after damage, however then he sees a number of choices.

Interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall is chomping on the bit to unify the belts with Jones, nevertheless it seems “Bones” has pivoted to what he sees as a fair larger combat: Present mild heavyweight champion Pereira (10-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC), who has teased a transfer to heavyweight earlier than.

Jones is extensively thought of as the best fighter of all time, and thinks Pereira difficult him for the chance to win a 3rd UFC title would threaten his GOAT standing.

“If Alex P turned champion of the heavyweight division, would you guys contemplate him the GOAT? Being again within the gymnasium has received me considering in a different way. That combat after Stipe possibly the subsequent largest transfer I may presumably make. This killer has already defeated so many champions, and is already thought of a legend to hundreds of thousands all over the world. Essentially the most huge combat the UFC may make. Give Alex an opportunity to avenge all these nice Brazilian champions I’ve defeated.”

Jones went so far as saying {that a} potential tremendous combat between him and Pereira can be the largest combat within the sport’s historical past.

“It could be completely huge. A man with an opportunity to be three-division champion and a goat versus the precise goat. Identical age, totally different strengths. Nobody can argue that that might be the largest combat in MMA historical past. There’s completely no combat that generates a payday like that. Advertising and marketing can be insane.”

As for Aspinall, Jones argues that Pereira can be a a lot larger combat for him.

“You really assume me preventing Tom can be extra huge than Alex and I colliding? Tom solely issues within the U.Okay., newsflash. Pereira is among the most polarizing figures this sport has seen. Toms a contender who gained a belt towards one other contender. We needed to save Madison Sq. Gardens important occasion. I’m considering greenback indicators, legacy, huge image right here. Not what U.Okay. followers are dying to see. Actually simply went by this with the French followers.”

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