Jones is ready to strike with VeraPosted on March 16, 2010, 08:15 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Ahead of this Sunday's fight between himself and Brandon Vera, Jon "Bones" Jones spoke out about Vera:
“I definitely feel ready to fight Brandon Vera. I wouldn’t take a fight I thought I would lose. Title shot isn’t even what I’m thinking about. Brandon Vera is the title shot. I’m not looking past him. He’s in the way of my ultimate dream—the light heavyweight title.”
“I can’t control the outcome, but I can control my effort. I predict that I will put out an amazing effort. I am definitely going to put out some amazing techniques. I attacked Matt Hamill at his strength – wrestling. What I learned from the fight is to not doubt my own abilities. I learned to not give people credit for their strengths. Brandon Vera is supposed to be such a great Muay Thai striker? I’m going to let him prove that he is.”
“I train very hard. I train for the worst but hope for the best. You have to be crazy enough to embrace the risk. I know that if I don’t try to do it to him, he’s going to try and do it to me.”
Regarding his only "loss", a DQ to Matt Hamill, Jones also added:
“I try not to think about it that way. I would never intentionally try to hurt someone – I mean to try to give them a career-ending injury. It’s what we signed up for. One day, I may be in a situation like that – I could get messed up pretty good, but I am prepared for that".
While it's obvious neither fighter will be guaranteed a title shot following this fight, a win this weekend would look great on the winners records.