Jon Jones submits Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on Sept. 22, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
It appears as if UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, isn't taking Vitor Belfort's recent challenge too "seriously" because as "Bones" sees it, their first fight was nothing short of a good old "butt whoopin'" that doesn't warrant a do-over.
It was actually a 19-minute butt whoopin,' champ, but we'll let that one slide.
After his victory over Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7 this past weekend (Sat., Jan. 19, 2013), Vitor Belfort called for the immediate removal of "clown" Chael Sonnen from his spot in a Light Heavyweight title fight against 205-pound division kingpin, Jon Jones, which is set to go down at UFC 159 on April 27, 2013.
"The Phenom," who lost to "Bones" at UFC 152 this past September in the final seconds of the fourth round after seemingly coming close to ending the 24-year old's title reign early in the opening frame with an elbow-straining armbar, shouted that he should be the one to get the chance to throw down against Jones again.
Sonnen, who didn't take too kindly to Belfort's comments, took the time to offer up a response and vowed to arrange a date with Jesus for the devout Christian.
Now, Jones -- who was the second target in the Brazilians call out -- has given his take on the remarks, saying he didn't take the challenge too "seriously" because, after all, their first encounter was a "24-minute butt whoopin'" that Belfort never really had a chance of winning.
He said as much during a recent appearance on the "Opie & Anthony Show:"
"I didn't even take him seriously. At no point in time was he close to winning that first fight outside of that armbar. I mean, that was the first minute of the first round and outside of that, it was a 24-minute butt whopping. I was like, man, don't call me out like that."
While a rematch against Belfort is not in the cards for Jones, he does has plenty of other challenges to worry about, including the aforementioned Sonnen and an eventual showdown against current heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier.
Belfort, on the other hand, seems to be having much better luck at Middleweight, winning three of his last bought in the division after being knocked silly by the kick hear around the world courtesy of Anderson Silva at UFC 126.
Sorry Belfort, but it looks like Jones isn't interested in granting you a rematch anytime soon (if ever) nor is the UFC.