Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has only lost a single fight in his mixed martial arts career, which was a disqualification defeat to Matt Hamill. Now “Bones” Jones believes he can take on the world of boxing, if he sets his mind to it.
Jon Jones is currently set to fight Alexander Gustagsson for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 232 on Dec. 29. Speaking on the Jackson Wink Podcast, Jones has since come forward to reveal that he believes his skills can transcend the sport of mixed martial arts.
After just two years of training, Jon Jones believes he could compete with the best boxers in the world.
“When I started doing MMA, I found myself in the UFC about nine months after my first practice so I’m aware that I have a mind for fighting. I have a lot of faith and confidence in myself.
“I believe that if I were to hire the right people to be around me, that’s maybe four boxing coaches. That’s what the guys at the highest levels [have]. Hire guys to come in here and we spend two years focusing on boxing and only boxing, I believe I’d be able to compete with the best in the world.”
Check it out within the video provided below.