Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 final Saturday which allowed him to seize the sunshine heavyweight title since Daniel Cormier determined to relinquish it on his personal free will. While Jones challenged Cormier to a combat, it appears as if another person has determined to enter their identify into the pool, that particular person being Anthony Smith.
According to TMZ, Smith mentioned his supervisor is in talks with the UFC to get the combat arrange. Both Jones and Smith had exchanged phrases on FS1’s post-fight present final weekend, with Jones seemingly concerned about a combat going down.
It appears as if Smith is happy to have a combat as quickly as doable, saying “any time, anywhere anyplace … I am going to combat Jon this weekend if he needs to.” Smith then added “I am prepared. I am prepared and you already know it. And I do know it. I am the one one which’s gonna push you.”
Smith, who’s 30 years previous, is now the third-ranked gentle heavyweight fighter within the UFC, because of wins in opposition to fighters reminiscent of Volkan Oezdemir, Rashad Evans, and Shogun Rua.
Would you be concerned about seeing these two combat?