• UFC 160

Velasquez open to Jones super-fight

ESPN staff
March 28, 2013
Cain Velasquez defends his heavyweight title against Antonio Jones in May © Getty Images

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has stated he would be open to a super-fight with light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Velasquez defends his title in a rematch against Antonio Silva at UFC 160 in May, but when asked about a potential fight with Jones, Velasquez told Fox 11's James Koh that he would not rule out a future catchweight bout.

"Yeah, if it all came down to it where there wasn't anyone else for me to fight in my division and him (Jones) in his division," Velasquez said.

"But with Daniel Cormier going into his weight class that will definitely play a factor because I think Daniel Cormier can beat him.

"To me, it's holding the belt, whoever they put in front of me, my goal is to go out there, perform, win and hold that belt."

Despite nine from his 11 victories inside the Octagon coming by way of knockout or referee stoppage, Velasquez insists that 'Bigfoot' Silva remains a huge danger and he will not be taking the Brazilian lightly.

"He's on a two-fight winning streak, he just knocked out Alistair Overeem, a huge victory," Velasquez said. "You can't underestimate anyone in this sport, everything's so close with the little gloves and all of that."

"The most important thing for us is just to be quicker than him (Silva).

"He's really fast if you stand right in front of him, so being faster than him, moving in and out will be the key."

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