Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones thinks he could hang on the feet with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
It helps that Jones is 6'4" tall, walks around at about 220 pounds and has an 84.5" reach.
Mayweather is 5'8" tall, walks around at about 150 pounds and has a 72" reach. Unfortunately, silly little "Bones" doesn't realize that "Money" already knocked out the Big Show at WrestleMania XXIV back in 2008, a 7'1" giant who weighs nearly 500 pounds.
Jones tells the gang at Power 105.1 (via Larry Brown) that nobody would want to see it anyway.
"To be honest with you, if it was all hands, it would probably be a pretty competitive match. But that's not fighting, either. You can't be at the bar and be like, alright, no kicking, no taking me down, don't stretch my shirt out. It's not like that. What I do, I consider it to be the true art of fighting. To do everything. Fighting Floyd Mayweather wouldn't even be right. Nobody would want to see that. James Toney did it about two years ago. He lost in the first round. Don't mess with an MMA fighter. You don't want to do that. It's a bad look."
The champ, fresh off his first-round technical knockout win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 last month in New Jersey (watch it here), is referring to the UFC 118 event in Boston, where puffed-up pugilist James Toney took an easy payday for getting strangled by mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Randy Couture.
Don't expect anything like that from Mayweather.
"Money" was just that against Robert Guerrero last Saturday night in Las Vegas, extending his undefeated streak to 44-0 by taking a clear-cut unanimous decision victory over "Ghost" after 12 rounds of tepid action in "Sin City" (see it again here).
And maybe Jones can pick on someone his own size, like this irritating ass clown.