Jon Jones prefers to fight Chris Weidman, rather than 'get killed' by the Klitschko brothers

Steve Snowden

"Bones" has no problem with a "super fight," just so long as it's contested under the unified rules of mixed martial arts (MMA).

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones is no longer flirting with a "super fight" against Anderson Silva, now that "The Spider" has A) been sidelined with a broken leg and B) been defeated in consecutive fights.

So, how about a showdown against the man who stole the Brazilian's belt?

"Dude, I think it would be phenomenal, I think it would be awesome," Jones said about the prospect of fighting middleweight champion Chris Weidman at yesterday's fan Q&A (via MMA Fighting). "You know I've got no reason to make comments about Weidman. Everything you say up here it gets brought back to the fighters, so I don't want to offend him. I think he's a great guy. But I'm very confident. I'm a very confident young man, and I'll just leave it at that."

Weidman happens to be pretty confident himself, insisting he's "1,000-percent down" for a potential Jones showdown. But he still has plenty of work to do at 185 pounds, including his upcoming title defense against Vitor Belfort (more on that here).

And "Bones" has his own division to deal with.

In addition to his Glover Teixeira fight at UFC 172 (details), he's faced with a potential rematch against Alexander Gustafsson, as well as a future grudge match opposite Daniel Cormier. After that? No, despite these comments, he has no intention of trying his hand at boxing.

After all, what fun is getting killed?

"Honest to god, I actually never wanted to box one of the Klitschkos. I was just talking jokes, and it was fun. I respect those guys so much. What they do, it's amazing and very high level stuff. I'm not trying to get killed. I'll stick to martial arts."

Sorry, Roy.

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