For the ladies, since you can’t get enough of these two. VidProps: UrijahFaber0com/YouTube
Well well well: Our boys over at WithLeather scored some sit-down time with Jon Jones and Urijah Faber, and asked both fighters what they would change about MMA. And they got some interesting answers. We’re not big on spoilers, but Jonny Bones won’t say he’s the best fighter on the planet, and he does not like your fake belts.
We’ll let them tell it:
When K-Swiss had their four-day shoot to restart their awesome Kenny Powers “MFCEO” campaign, With Leather’s Josh Zerkle was invited to check it out and spend time with the athletes supporting the California-based shoe brand. Faber and Jones sat down separately with Zerkle, among others, in a roundtable discussion last month to share their thoughts on their sport and being part of the K-Swiss campaign.
WithLeather: Bones, You took a fight for UFC 87 with just two weeks to prepare. I’d imagine you cut a few corners in your preparation there.
Jones: Yeah, it was a big move, but it was a big opportunity.
WithLeather: What do you cut out of your regimen at that point?
Jones: For the two weeks, I just did all cardio. I knew I had the technique, but I wanted to focus on not making cardio be an issue. At the time, my opponent had so many tricks with experience and technique, black belt in jujitsu. I said, “You know, if I lose, it’ll be because he’s just flat out better.” I wasn’t gonna lose because of my cardio.
WithLeather: So counterattacking…trying to match styles?
Jones: Yeah, he trained with some high-level coaches. I figured he’d be a better combatant, but I just wanted to make sure that my heart could get me through.
WithLeather: Are you the best pound-for-pound right now?
Jones: In my weight class.
WithLeather: In the world?
Jones: No, not in the world. There are so many great fighters.