<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=446555" target="_blank"> Jones: I would jump at a superfight with Weidman </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=446555" ><img class="photo" src="" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Back in February UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said he was not interested in a superfight with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.</p>
"A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman's name and I think in order for it to be a superfight Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions," said Jones on AXS TV's Inside MMA. "With that being said, I think Cain Velasquez is the only guy that would actually be considered a superfight."
Then Weidman beat Machida, making himself a lot bit bigger.
Last month Weidman said he wanted a superfight with Jones.
“If I had to say right now, then yeah that’s the fight I want," said Weidman on The MMA Hour. "It’s not like I’m calling out Jon Jones, but I want the toughest competition and I’d want to fight the people that other people think I can’t beat. So he’d definitely be an awesome test for me, so who knows. I don’t even think that I’d entertain that (Johny Hendricks fight). Not that he’s not good or anything like that, but it just doesn’t make any sense to talk about it now. Hendricks hasn’t defended his belt yet, and I have more people to fight in my weight class. Nothing to talk about right now. On top of that, I would never call out a guy who’s smaller than me. I’m a lot bigger than him, I think. I know he walks around heavy, but I’d feel like I’d have a huge advantage in that fight, so I’m not calling him out. Jon Jones is different. He’s taller than me, he’s bigger than me, so that’s a different story. That would be more of a test for me than Johny Hendricks.”
Now Jones says he is open to being that test.
"Oh, man, I think that would be awesome," said Jones to Lem Satterfield for Sherdog. "I would absolutely jump at the opportunity to have a super fight with Chris Weidman. I respect him a lot as a person and as a champion, and I think that that fight would make great sales -- absolutely.
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