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Jon Jones interested in superfight against UFC champ Chris Weidman

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According to a Jan. 31 report from MMA Fighting, hard-hitting UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones says he's interested in fighting Chris Weidman someday.

Jones, 26, hosted a question-and-answer session at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, an hour prior to the UFC 169 weigh-ins.

During the session, Jones said he would be open to fighting Weidman at some point in the future, and that he would like for it to happen at Madison Square Garden.

Currently, pro MMA events aren't allowed to be held in the state of New York. But if the rule gets overturned, Jones would like to fight Weidman in what would be a battle of two New York greats.

Weidman was born and raised on Long Island, while Jones is also a New York native. He grew up in upstate New York.

"Dude, I think it would be phenomenal, I think it would be awesome," Jones said of fighting Weidman at Madison Square Garden. "You know I’ve got no reason to make comments about Weidman. Everything you say up here it gets brought back to the fighters, so I don’t want to offend him. I think he’s a great guy. But I’m very confident. I’m a very confident young man, and I’ll just leave it at that."

Before Jones takes a superfight, he would like to knock off three tough guys in the light heavyweight division. Jones wants to fight Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier.

"Yeah for sure [I’d like to fight Cain Velasquez], but right now I’m preparing to go into probably the toughest schedule I’ve had," Jones said. "Any of the next three guys, they’re monsters. That’s what I’m preparing for is getting through Glover, Gus again -- and a I know a lot people wouldn’t agree that I got through him the first time -- and DC. So that’s my schedule for now."

Jones is slated to headline UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland, as he puts his title on the line against Glover Teixeira.


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