I would love to see a reporter ask him if he'd like to face Jones if Jon wasn't the LHW champion. Anderson deftly deflects anything by saying he doesn't want to step into his teammate's spot, and yes, he's gone on record by saying "no Brazilian" can beat Jones. But I'd love to see someone actually not throw out softball questions and have it look more like this:
Would you like to face Jones if he wasn't UFC champion, and it didn't interfere with your teammate's progress toward a belt?
Why, or why not?
How do you think you match up with Jones, in terms of skill set?
How would you respond if dana told you that you had to fight Jones?
What role do you think size would play in a bout like that, if you had to take it?
I dunno...to me, the answers to all of those questions are much more interesting than the PC ones we've already heard before.
Originally Posted by TN94z
I just think it's like every other fighter on a team of fighters that refuses to put themselves in a situation where they might have to fight a teammate. If Jones was in MW, do you think Anderson would avoid him then?
soares would. Absolutely, 100% certain on that tip.
And if the situation were reversed to that a MW Jones was offered as a late-replacement to face Anderson in the same way that he got his shot against Shogun, you'd have roaddog saying "but, but Anderson has more wins than Jones has fights..."
Because that's exactly
the type of thing that determines whether someone can be successful, amirite?
Originally Posted by NLRepublic
This is the only issue I have with it all. He keeps talking about staying in his own weight class, and that's what got him where he is today etc etc, yet he over and over calls for a WW to come up to his division to fight him, or fight at a catch weight (either way, same principal, as it is a smaller guy coming up to fight him).
for the record, it's not just "a" welterweight, as in one, single welterweight. He's expressed interest in Nick Diaz as well.
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