Jon Jones could beat Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali in the similar working day, according to ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen.
Jones is extensively viewed as the best UFC fighter of all time and his former opponent Sonnen thinks he could beat boxing’s ideal also.
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Sonnen, forty three, was on the end of a Jon ‘Bones’ Jones pasting at UFC 159 in 2013, when the now ESPN pundit was destroyed inside of the initial round.
But the defeat has not still left Sonnen bitter as he termed the 32-calendar year-previous light heavyweight winner the “best ever”.
He stated: “For him to pay back tribute to Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali before was a extremely pleasant detail for him to do, but the actuality is that Jon Jones could beat Tyson and Ali in the similar working day.”
Jones has a 26-1- history with a person no contest even though Tyson managed fifty victories from fifty six fights with a staggering 44 of all those wins staying knockouts.
Ali’s stats were similarly spectacular winning fifty six of his sixty one fights with 37 coming from KOs but Sonnen refused to back again down proclaiming Jones underestimates his own greatness.
Irrespective of Jones by no means possessing boxed professionally, Sonnen additional: “I never assume he understands how good he is.
“When he suggests he wants to be the ideal at any time, Jon, newsflash buddy, you are the ideal.
“As considerably as tying Tito Ortiz, perhaps he had a few far more wins, but he has not had the level of competition that you’ve faced.
“I’m not going to attempt to degrade Jon. He’s a planet winner, he’s the ideal in the pounds class and he’s the ideal the pounds class has at any time noticed.”
Ali died in 2016, but Tyson is lining up a return to the ring aged fifty three with Evander Holyfield and Shannon Briggs staying touted as opponents.
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