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Jon Jones Tells Any Boxer Thinking About Stepping Inside Octagon: ‘Don’t Mess With An MMA Fighter’

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has some stern words for any boxer out there thinking they can step inside the Octagon and survive.

“Don’t mess with an MMA fighter,” said Jones, during a recent appearance on Power 105.1 radio. “You don’t want to do that. It’s a bad look.”

Jones, who was asked about a potential “dream” fight with Floyd Mayweather, referenced the failed UFC run of boxing heavyweight James Toney. Toney was defeated in the first round by Randy Couture.

To be honest with you, if it was all hands, it would probably be a pretty competitive match. But that’s not fighting, either. You can’t be at the bar and be like, alright, no kicking, no taking me down, don’t stretch my shirt out. It’s not like that. What I do, I consider it to be the true art of fighting. To do everything. Fighting Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t even be right. Nobody would want to see that. James Toney did it about two years ago. He lost in the first round.

Currently, Jones is on the sidelines recovering from a toe injury. He does not have a fight lined up to date, but you can bet some of his words were in regards to Tyson Fury’s recent call-outs of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

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