UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith submitted former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir in the main event of UFC Fight Night 138 on Saturday. That being said, Smith believes that Oezdemir is a harder fight for him than Jon Jones.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Anthony Smith revealed his thoughts on a possible fight against former champion Jon Jones.
“I think that Volkan is one of the tougher matchups for me in the entire division just because of the way that he fights. I think that Jon Jones is less dangerous than Volkan is — Jon Jones isn’t one-punch knocking out anybody. It’s just, that’s not his style.
“He’s super crafty, he’s dynamic, I think he has a high fight IQ, but I think that he’s hittable, and I think that I match up with him size-wise pretty well. Obviously he’s got a longer reach than everybody in the entire UFC, but I think that Jon Jones beats a lot of people in that short range with the elbows and stuff. And I think that I’m just as dangerous in that elbow fighting range as anybody in the division.”