Jon Jones: You'll never see me do the Chicken DancePosted on September 5, 2011, 04:10 PM by Joey Santosus
“My answer to that is that I’ve earned the privilege of not showing that to anyone. For everyone who says I’ve never been hit and is wondering how I’ll react to it, the reason why I haven’t been hit is because I’m literally obsessed with what I’m doing and I’m in the gym every day, three times a day, six hours a day. And when you dedicate your life to it, hopefully you guys will never see me do the chicken dance. That’s the way it works. But for people who are wondering how I’ll react, I’ve been hit several times throughout practice and I react just fine. I’ve been dazed in wrestling – I remember a few times in high school I would throw people and land on my own head and almost knock myself out, but I kept wrestling through it. So I’ve seen those white flashes before and I’ve always fought through it. If it happens in this fight, I’m definitely prepared to fight through it and I know I can fight through it.” - For more from Jon Jones, visit UFC.com
While the dominance demonstrated by Jon Jones' over the course of his meteoric rise to the top of the Light Heavyweight division has been enough to solidify his place among names like Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, and Jose Aldo on many fan's pound-for-pound lists, others remain skeptical. That's because, throughout his eight octagon appearances, not one of his opponents have managed to leave so much as a scratch on the champ's face. So, the question remains, how will "Bones" fair when his chin is checked? Though Jones says he's earned the right to leave the question unanswered, he assures that no one will ever see him doing "the chicken dance."
It's an encouraging statement if you're a Jones fan, as his first title challenger may be just the man to test this theory. Up next for the Jackson's MMA product is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a fighter well-known for his penchant for "throwing them bungalows." So what do you think LowKick'ers? If "Rampage" connects can Jonny "Bones" fight through or will it be a short night in Colorado for the champ?
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Photo: UFC fighter Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC-Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko at the San Diego Sports Arena on August 1, 2010, in San Diego, California. Francis Specker