Saturday, August 8, 2020

Jon Jones Says Interim Belt is “Fake”

Jon Jones became the new UFC Interim Light Heavyweight champion Saturday night when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision. Initially, Jones was supposed to face Daniel Cormier in a rematch but the bout was scrapped when DC had a foot injury.

Both Jones and OSP took the bout on short notice and the fight would be for the interim belt. Jones won the belt, but in the post-fight press conference, he believes that he still has a goal to accomplish to win the real belt and was not that satisfied.

“It makes me feel good I took some pictures with it (UFC belt),” Jones said in the press conference. “There is no real satisfaction. There is no real touchdown moment.” Me and my coaches and my teammates are right back to the drawing board.

Jones believes that the belt he won on Saturday night is not the same as winning the real one.

“Me and my coaches and my teammates are right back to the drawing board,” Jones further said. “This thing is kind of made up, kind of fake.”

 

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