Jones Envisions He Is Too Fast, Too Big, And Too New School For Shogun


Jon Jones is less than a week away from his title fight against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and talked about the match up and how he see's things playing out as well as his preparation for a fight of such magnitude on just six weeks notice:

“In order to ever become a legend, you have to beat a few of them. I feel as if this is definitely is a huge step in the right direction. There's a quote that I love, it says “our biggest fears is not that we're inadequate but that we're powerfully beyond imaginary”,which means to me, the crazy things that happen just go after it.”

“Taking a fight on six weeks notice means it would be scary if I wasn't training here at Jackson's MMA. The focus on a new strategy, new tactics and you're studying a different animal. So I'm excited. I have faith in the people who are training me, to fight one of the pound for pound best fighters in the whole world.”

“His strength is that he's a well round mixed martial artist, he can do it all. His jiu-jitsu is solid, his take downs are solid, his striking is pretty solid. So I just have to keep my hands up and go out there and have fun and flow and do what I do. I believe in myself and I believe in my coaches. I think we can strike with him. I think we can roll with him, we can wrestling with him.”

“I envision just being too big, too fast, too new school. I think I'm going to be a major breath of fresh air that he just can't handle.”


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