In an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani today, former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson said that he’d fuck Jon Jones up if they were the same size. Check out the full clip.
I gotta say, hearing Demetrious Johnson say shit like this really makes me miss having the guy around in the UFC. He was an all time great, and one of my personal favorite fighters growing up. I really think if he stuck around to the ESPN era of the sport he would have gotten the fame and attention he deserved, but unforunately ONE robbed us of that opportunity. And yeah, he’d definitely take out Jones if they were the same size.
Now, the best part of this situation is that its such a hypothetical, that I can just argue anything and never be held accountable. But think about it, a 6’4 205 pound man with the speed and skills of Mighty Mouse would be a freaking super hero in the cage. Now, is it physically possible for a man the size of Jon to have the speed of Mighty Mouse? Probably not. But you know what, DJ isn’t gonna hit a growth spurt at 34, so we’re never gonna have to find out.
For arguments sake though, give me DJ in Mouse vs Monster (plz credit if they start calling it that). Jon has always relied on his size, so if he faced a guy with the technical skills of DJ who shared his same size I think he’d be in some real trouble. Honestly, I’ve spent my whole life rooting for a Jon Jones loss to no avail, so if I’ve gotta make that happen by hypothetically growing Demetrious Johnson 14 inches and 100 pounds so be it.