Jon Jones: “I know I’m Gonna Be Fighting Johnny walker Sooner Or Later.”
UFC light heavyweight star Johnny Walker has become the hottest prospect in the market since his UFC debut. After putting on extraordinary performances, he catches the attention of the MMA community and division’s champ Jon Jones.
Brazilian is coming off a fantastic knockout win over Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235 said he’d give Jon Jones a proper fight in a recent interview with TMZ. No doubt ‘Bones’ currently reigning a 205-pound division and has battered all the foes he clashed, but looking at this young stud gives us a hope that Walker can go a long way.
Jones also successfully retained his title in the same card after defeating Anthony Smith has taken notice of Walker and his recent victory against Misha.
“Johnny Walker is somebody that I’m very aware of,” said Jones (via The Mac Life). “I know I’m gonna be fighting him sooner or later.
“And I just appreciate his energy,” Jones added. “He seems like a nice guy. He just radiates his happiness and his positivity, and it’s refreshing. He seems like the type of guy I’d go out and have a beer with. He’s cool. He seems cool… until we fight. And then after I beat him, he’ll be cool again.”
What’s next for Jones is unknown, but UFC president Dana White said he’d like to see Brazilian veteran Thiago Santos take on “Bones,” an idea which Jones flirted on an off over the years. Beside that lightweight champ have limited options in his division.
As for Walker he also expressed interest in fighting with three-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson sometime in 2019, a win may land him a fight against Jones.
Do you think Walker and Jones will share the Octagon down the road?