Fans Discuss If Conor McGregor Would Beat Jon Jones At 205 Pounds
Twitter user @octagonjones decided to bump McGregor's height and weight up and posed the question - could he defeat the current light heavyweight champion?
I'm bored, so Conor McGregor is 6'2 205 with an 80 inch reach now. Who you got? pic.twitter.com/g5gfbHExbz
- Octagon Jones (@octagonjones) May 22, 2020
Fans have reacted to the tweet and it's fair to say that opinion is split on if 'Notorious' could emerge victorious over 'Bones'
Funnily enough, mcgregor. Which is crazy but if he can pressure Jon to the cage with a reach comparable to Jon, he has the power to hurt him :joy:
- FighToons (@FighToons) May 22, 2020
Conor lol. If he keeps his lightweight agility with the size upgrade. The lower the weight the more skillful the average fighter. Most flyweights could beat most heavyweights if they were magically turned into the same size/strength and purely based on skill.
- Intoxicated Bisping (@SouthpawCalvin) May 22, 2020
:joy::joy::joy::joy: what!? McGregor can't even last a round with out gassing. Jones would destroy him.
- Matthew (@BigMattttttty) May 22, 2020
is it a joke? gimme bones 24/7
- reizinho '') (@CapSurething) May 22, 2020
thats interesting seriously, jones and conor both have excellent fight IQ, i give striking edge to conor but mat work to jones. fuvk what a fight this would be lol for real good god. :100:
- Freddy:tm: (@muzzyroth) May 22, 2020
It would certainly be interesting to see the duo face off in the octagon.
Jones is not afraid of mixing it up with fighters of different weight classes, with the last year seeing him feud with middleweight Israel Adesanya and heavyweight Francis Ngannou respectively.
Ngannou is Jones' most recent target and the pair were allegedly in negotiations for a super-fight.
But both men took to social media last week and put the rumours of a potential fight to bed.
McGregor, meanwhile, has shown he isn't afraid to mix it up in different weight divisions.
He is a former featherweight and lightweight champion, and is currently fighting at welterweight.
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