Jon Jones had a good laugh when he heard Chuck Liddell feels, if they met in their primes, “The Iceman” would defeat “Bones.”
Jones, who meets Glover Teixeira tonight at UFC 172, also would not hesitate for a second to welcome the UFC Hall of Famer back to the Octagon.
“I know he’s supporting his guy,” said Jones, during an interview on UFC Tonight. “Liddell has said he’d beat me in the past. But, come on, Chuck. Knock it off. I respect you.
“If Chuck wants to come out of retirement, I’d welcome him in a super-fight.”
Liddell (21-8) lost his last three fights, all via knockout, before retiring in 2010. He was finished by Rich Franklin, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans.
Jones (19-1) has successfully defended the belt Liddell held from 2005-07 six times, setting a new record.
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