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Jones not interested in Weidman super fight

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman is excited about the talk of a super fight between him and the current 205 lbs divisional title holder Jon Jones, but the Greg Jackson trained fighter is not so keen on taking on the challenge of the current Middleweight king.

Bones recently appeared for an interview a media publication and during the brief question and answer session, not only did Bones wave away talk of a super fight against Weidman, he also stated that the American is not a big enough name for a super fight.

Jones went on to mention that a lot of people were taking the name of the former All American but he doesn’t think of him as a big enough draw for pay per view audiences in a super fight. He also hinted that his countryman needs to make a name for himself first, fight against other world title holders before being considered as a strong enough opponent for him.

People might think from such comments that Bones is merely ducking the chance to fight against someone who defeated the legendary Anderson Silva twice, both by knockout in the last one year. However, that isn’t the case as Jones has repeatedly insisted that he would love to set up a super fight against the reigning UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

The Mexican American is currently nursing a shoulder injury after his win over Junior dos Santos in a title match last year and is expected to return to action in autumn. And with Jones taking on Glover Teixeira in a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship match at UFC 172, there is plenty of time for the UFC to get these two fighters to sit down and thrash out a deal for super fight later this year.