“The Iceman” Chuck Liddell says that not everyone appreciates Jon “Bones” Jones fighting style of getting points to secure wins in the Octagon.
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell is not a big fan of Jon Jones and his style of fighting.
According to MMA Fighting, “The Iceman” had a few choice words on the former light heavyweight champion and his means of securing victories, comparing him to now-retired prizefighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
He’s a great fighter. It’s like Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather is a phenomenal fighter, I don’t like watching him. I don’t want to watch a guy out point a guy just enough to win and cruise,” said Liddell.
“If that’s the way you fight and you’re the best in the world, you should be champion. Whatever your style of fighting, if you’re winning by the rules that are set by everybody, you should be champion. I’m not mad at him for fighting that way. I understand it. Honestly, I talked about Georges St-Pierre the same way. As a coach, as a manager, I get it. Great. I understand what he’s doing. As a fan, not so much. I don’t get it so much. That’s not what I want to see. But to each his own.”
“He has great talent, but I would love to see him go after people and do what I think he can do. But he seems to play it safe. If you choose to play it safe, I’m not really that entertained by watching you.”
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