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Jon Jones: I believe I have the skill set to beat Cain Velasquez at heavyweight

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Before you completely start discounting "Bones," check out the reasoning behind his claim by diving in below.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones is at a point in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career where "super fights" are going to start knocking at his door pretty soon.

Chief among them could be a potential showdown against current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.

If and when the day comes that Jones moves up in weight and finds himself locked inside the Octagon with Velasquez, "Bones" is more than confident he has what it takes to beat one of the baddest men in the planet.

Check out his statement during the recently "Welcome to the Show" press conference (via FOX Sports):

"I don't know when I'm going to move up in weight. I've entertained the thought of going to heavyweight so many times and I think right now with all due respect to Anthony (Johnson), I believe I'll win that fight and get into super fights and rematches. But if I do go to heavyweight or when I do go to heavyweight, I do believe I have the skill set to beat Cain."

It's not that Jones is discounting Velasquez's skills, but says the fact that the Mexican-American champion isn't an overly huge Heavyweight evens out the playing field and gives him a good chance at a victory.

His assessment:

"Cain's a magnificent opponent. My main reason for believing I'll beat Cain is his size. He's not one of these massive heavyweights who's going to just out weigh me and out power me in every situation. He's a guy I can totally compete with, that I'm smart enough to compete with him."

Judging by this staredown between the two men, their isn't much of a size discrepancy.

Of course, before any talks of a "super fight" takes place, "Bones" is well aware that has a beast of a challenge in front of him against Anthony Johnson, a man who could very well compete with the heaviest of hitter the land of the big men has to offer.

As evidence by this beat down.

While Jones attempts to defend his title against "Rumble" at UFC 187 on May 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Velasquez will look to do the same a month later when he heads to Mexico to try and unify the belts as he takes on interim champ, Fabricio Werdum, at UFC 188 on June 13, 2015.

Should Velasquez and Jones ever find themselves inside the eight-walled cage, do you give "Bones" any chance at coming out the victor?