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Jon Jones on Floyd Mayweather match-up: “Don’t mess with MMA Fighters”

Following another victory for the undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (44-0) against Robert Guerrero this past Saturday (May 12), it’s no surprise that his name had came up in a radio interview between UFC champ Jon Jones and Power 105.1. What is of interest is the candid response given by Jones.

“To be honest with you, if it was all hands, it would probably be a pretty competitive match. But that’s not fighting, either. You can’t be at the bar and be like, alright, no kicking, no taking me down, don’t stretch my shirt out. It’s not like that. What I do, I consider it to be the true art of fighting. To do everything. Fighting Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t even be right. Nobody would want to see that. James Toney did it about two years ago. He lost in the first round. Don’t mess with an MMA fighter. You don’t want to do that. It’s a bad look.”

Jones gives a perfect example, using James Toney against Randy Couture, as Couture quickly took Toney to the ground and submitted him. Of course boxers have had some success — check out Ray Mercer’s KO of former UFC champ Tim Sylvia.

Photographer: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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