Jon Jones could conquer Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali in the similar day, in accordance to ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen.
Jones is extensively viewed as the greatest UFC fighter of all time and his former opponent Sonnen thinks he could conquer boxing’s best too.
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Sonnen, forty three, was on the close of a Jon ‘Bones’ Jones pasting at UFC 159 in 2013, when the now ESPN pundit was ruined inside the very first round.
But the defeat has not still left Sonnen bitter as he referred to as the 32-yr-previous light heavyweight champion the “best ever”.
He claimed: “For him to pay out tribute to Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali previously was a quite good detail for him to do, but the reality is that Jon Jones could conquer Tyson and Ali in the similar day.”
Jones has a 26-1- record with 1 no contest though Tyson managed fifty victories from fifty six fights with a staggering forty four of those wins currently being knockouts.
Ali’s stats were being likewise spectacular winning fifty six of his sixty one fights with 37 coming from KOs but Sonnen refused to again down proclaiming Jones underestimates his possess greatness.
Even with Jones never owning boxed professionally, Sonnen included: “I never imagine he understands how good he is.
“When he says he needs to be the best at any time, Jon, newsflash buddy, you are the best.
“As much as tying Tito Ortiz, perhaps he experienced a few much more wins, but he hasn’t experienced the competitiveness that you have faced.
“I’m not likely to consider to degrade Jon. He’s a earth champion, he’s the best in the bodyweight class and he’s the best the bodyweight class has at any time noticed.”
Ali died in 2016, but Tyson is lining up a return to the ring aged fifty three with Evander Holyfield and Shannon Briggs currently being touted as opponents.
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