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Cain Velasquez Is Open To The Idea Of Fighting Jon Jones

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Cain Velasquez Is Open To The Idea Of Fighting Jon Jones

Cain Velasquez has stepped forward and revealed his desire to fight Jon Jones.

The 36-year-old UFC fighter was asked about the idea of facing the 31-year-old American, with his response being short and sweet.

"I hope so," he said, before adding: "I'll try to make that happen."

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Velasquez will return to the octagon on 17th February when he takes on Francis Ngannou.

The former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion is looking forward to the opportunity to fight in front of his home fans at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

"At ASU, I never lost at home," he told MMA Fighting (via Ritley). "Never. Throughout my whole life, I never lost at home. I only lost once -- in high school I got upset.

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"But all throughout junior high, high school, college: we don't lose at home. That's just what happens. So man, to be here again, to fight here in front of friends and family -- this is just like old times again, right?

"I still definitely do feel the same. I feel like the time off that I've had, I've been able to work on some stuff that I really can't when you're in fight training because you're obviously training for a specific guy, just for a specific style.

"But to not have anything on the books and to be training just kinda the stuff that you want to train, different techniques and stuff, it was great time off."

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Jones made his return at UFC 232 in a highly anticipated rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.

Bones defeated his opponent to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, which Daniel Cormier had vacated rather than be stripped of the title.


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Topics: Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, UFC, Alexander Gustafsson, Francis Ngannou

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