UFC FN 107: Jimi Manuwa Would “Love” to Face Jon Jones, “I Think I Could Knock Him Out”
By FCF Staff
No fighter to date has been able to decision or stop Jon Jones, but according to fellow 205 contender, Jimi Manuwa, he has the tools to finish the renowned fighter.
Manuwa (16-2) is scheduled to face Corey Anderson this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 107, which will take place in London, England. Recently Manuwa spoke with Sky Sports in advance of the fight, and the British fighter was asked to weigh-in on fighting Jones:
“Of course, I’d love to fight him,” Manuwa said, while discussing a bout with the former champ. “He’s the greatest fighter of all time. Why not? I think I could knock him out. He’s fought Teixeira, who is one-dimensional and doesn’t have the variety of striking that I’ve got.
“Jones has never fought a knockout specialist. I’d like to see him fight either me or ‘Rumble’, and see how he puts up with getting hit on the chin.”
Manuwa is coming off a KO win over Ovince Saint Preux in October, which followed his knockout loss to Anthony Johnson in 2015. Currently the 37 year-old fighter is ranked #4 in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division.