If Jon Jones successfully defends his title against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 then he’ll go on to face one of the two winners of the big 205lb fights on this weekend’s ‘UFC On FOX 4’ event.
The problem is that Jones has already handily beaten all four contenders, having TKO’d Brandon Vera inside a round, guillotinedRyan Bader in the second round, defeated ‘Shogun’ Rua within three rounds and choked Lyoto Machida unconscious in the second.
So who does ‘Bones’ himself think would be the most worthy opponent for a rematch out of the four fighters? Yesterday he offered up a somewhat diplomatic assessment of each competitor.
“Out of the four fighters Lyoto was the toughest puzzle, Brandon had the biggest mouth, Bader felt the strongest, Shogun lasted the longest. lol,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
In my opinion Machida was the only one who really put up much of a fight against him, but truth be told none of the four really looked like they had a definitive answer on how to defeat the champion the first time around and they’ll have to do something special on Saturday night to convince fans that they can offer something different if they get a second chance at his belt.
For the record, Jones also gave his picks for the ‘UFC On FOX 4’ event and said he expects Shogun and Machida to have their hands raised on the night.