Anthony Smith: Jon Jones can do whatever he wants

"He’s not been known as a guy that pulls out of fights. For whatever anybody says about him, he’s never strayed from a challenge"

by Sead Dedovic
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Anthony Smith: Jon Jones can do whatever he wants
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Anthony Smith opposes the idea of stripping Jon Jones of the UFC heavyweight title. Jones was compelled to withdraw from his initial title defense against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 due to a torn pectoral muscle. Smith is a person who has a great opinion of Jon Jones, considering everything he has accomplished in his career.

He emphasized that Jon Jones is a person who is not afraid of anyone and never avoids fights.
You all know how I feel about Jon Jones,” Smith told MMA Junkie. “I hate when you guys ask me questions where I have to say nice things about him.

Jon Jones can do whatever the * he wants. Really. He’s earned that. He’s not been known as a guy that pulls out of fights. For whatever anybody says about him, he’s never strayed from a challenge. He’s always taken on the next best guy.

I think in terms of him and Stipe, I think both those guys should be able to do whatever they want. I think that they’ve earned it. I think that they deserve it”.

Jones vs Miocic


Jones vs. Miocic is one of the plans for the UFC, Dana White confirmed that.

Smith thinks it's a great idea that needs to be implemented right now. He does not want some things from the past to be repeated. “Do we really want to miss another super fight?” Smith said. “How long did we talk about Anderson Silva and GSP (St-Pierre)? Anderson and Jon Jones, and Khabib (Nurmagomedov) and whoever.

We’ve done this back-and-forth, we want all these super fights and now we have the opportunity for one and everyone’s calling for Jon to get stripped of his title." He believes that it is possible to change the rules so that the spectators can enjoy a great match.

Jones is a UFC fighter whom many admire and look forward to his appearance in the Octagon. “Let’s not * this one up. Let’s just let him heal up. I know it makes absolutely no sense for there to be an interim champion and Jon to defend against someone who’s not, but we’re not like other sports. We can kind of change the rules sometimes and just give the fans and the people what they want”.

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