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Jon Jones takes verbal jab at Chris Weidman

According to a Feb. 8 report from Yahoo! Sports, hard-hitting UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (19-1) took a bit of a verbal jab at UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman (11-0) by hinting that the Long Island native hasn't beaten enough big-name stars yet to have earned the right to fight him.

Jones, 26, may have conveniently forgotten that Weidman defeated the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, Anderson Silva, on two separate occasions.

Besides his victory over Silva, the 29-year-old Weidman also holds wins over perennial UFC title contenders Demian Maia and Mark Munoz.

Jones said he prefers to fight UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez rather than Weidman if a "superfight" is to ever come about.

A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman's name and I think in order for it to be a 'super fight,' Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions. That being said, I think Cain Velasquez would be the only guy that would be considered a 'super fight.'

Jones apparently wants to move up to heavyweight sometime in the near future, to duke it out with Velasquez in a UFC superfight.

Jones wants to fight Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson, after beating Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Once he knocks off the three aforementioned light heavyweight contenders, he says he wants to test his skills in the heavyweight ranks.

However, UFC fans have been buzzing about a Jones vs Weidman superfight ever since "Bones" made mention of it during a question-and-answer session at the UFC 169 weigh-ins.

During that session, Jones told fans he would be interested in a fight against Weidman since both men are New York natives and because it would make for a fun fight at Madison Square Garden, if pro MMA was to ever get legalized in the state.

Just one week later, Jones seems to have backed away from a potential fight against Weidman, by saying he would rather take on Velasquez in a UFC "superfight."

However, the way Jones said it could be viewed as a bit of a verbal jab at Weidman, so now fight fans might be even more interested in seeing that fight.

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