Jon Jones spoke to ESPN after his victory over Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 last night and we’ve got both the video and keynotes for you below.
Was he close to tapping during Belfort’s armbar attempt?
“I wasn’t close to tapping out at all, you know? I was ready to face the music and get it broken if I had to get it broken. So, I proved a lot to myself tonight and I’m just greatful for it.”
Did the elbow injury he suffered due to the armbar hinder his performance?:
“I’m not going to sit here and feed into a little pain. I’ll definitely live to fight another day. Every time I extended my right hand or threatened to use an elbow on my right side I felt it. I felt as if I didn’t really have any power in my right side at all, but, you know, it’s a long way to my heart.”
What was his initial plan to finish Belfort?
“I really wanted to keep that cut going and try to open that cut up as much as possible and have the referee stop it, but it didn’t play out that way.”
Who does he want to fight next?
“I feel as if I have a little unfinished business to do with Dan Henderson, so I would like to take on another great.”
Watch the full interview below.