Jon Jones never wanted to box a Klitschko: 'I'm not trying to get killed'
Remember a few months ago when Jon Jones called out the Klitschko brothers?
He was just kidding, you guys!
"I actually never wanted to box the Klitschkos," Jones said Friday at the UFC Fan Q&A before the UFC 169 weigh-ins at Prudential Center. "I was just talking junk and it was fun. It was really fun."
“What they do is amazing. Very high-level stuff. I'm not trying to get killed.”
Maybe Jones came to his senses after getting all he could handle from Alexander Gustafsson, the best MMA boxer he's fought thus far. Back in September, Jones told FOX 11 in Los Angeles that he's thought about boxing and his goal is to one day battle one of the Klitschkos.
"It's been something I've really, really been thinking about and maybe we can entertain that in the future," Jones said.
Look, Wladimir and his brother Vitali aren't known for exciting boxing matches. But they're very large and very dangerous men. Jones wouldn't be able to throw any oblique kicks in that battle. Or any elbows. It's good that he's come to his senses.
"I respect those guys so much," Jones said. "What they do is amazing. Very high-level stuff. I'm not trying to get killed. I'll stick to martial arts."
Smart move. A wiser Jon Jones is a Jon Jones who won't have his head knocked off any time soon.