UFC Quick Quote: Jon 'Chicken Legs' Jones ready for tougher competition

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"If you could zoom in on my chicken legs, that will probably tell you why I ended up fighting. I was really athletic and pretty good as a senior, but it took me a long time to finally get respect on the football field, and it just wasn't my thing. No coaches wanted to scout a guy who looks like a little girl in the lower-body department. I just kept the faith, and I found my niche. I feel as if I'm just blessed to be on this route that I'm on. I train really hard, and you don't train extremely hard and expect not to be where you're supposed to be. Getting closer to my ultimate goal (of winning the belt), tougher competition comes with it."

--Promising, talented and electrifying light heavyweight prospect Jon Jones talks to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about taking his career all the way to the top -- chicken legs and all. "Bones" has rattled off three very impressive wins since his Octagon debut back at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" last year. So impressive, in fact, that he is now set to headline The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale on Spike TV tomorrow (Dec. 5) opposite Matt Hamill. Will the new and improved Jones drop "The Hammer" on Hamill or does he still have a long road ahead before putting a dent in the upper echelon of the 205-pound division?

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