Hardy Lists UFC Champion As Dream Opponent
For the second time in a week, another fighter has made it clear that they want to fight Jon Jones.
Earlier this week, Tito Ortiz said he could stop the current UFC light heavyweight champion (with the help of an 18 week camp), and now UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy wants a crack at the 205 pound king.
“It’s impossible not to dream of Greg Hardy vs. Jon Jones for the heavyweight title after he’s done finishing off the light heavyweight division,” Hardy told TMZ prior to his return at UFC San Antonio.
“He’s a great dude, a great competitor, but I’m here to clean out the whole division and anyone who wants to join it,” Hardy continued.
“I’m here to be the greatest combat sports heavyweight of all time, and if that includes taking out Jon Jones to do that, then that’s what I’ve got to do.”
While Hardy is still very green in the world of MMA, his chances of fighting Jones are way higher than any chance Tito Ortiz has of ever getting a crack at the Syracuse native, or even seeing Ortiz back inside the Octagon.
For now, Hardy will await Juan Adams at AT&T Center on Saturday night, as a featured fight at UFC on ESPN 4, as he looks to be the “greatest heavyweight fighter of all time.”
For the full card, look below
UFC on ESPN 4 Main Card:
170 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
265 lbs.: Juan Adams vs. Greg Hardy
155 lbs.: Dan Hooker vs. James Vick
155 lbs.: Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
UFC on ESPN 4 Prelims:
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
205 lbs.: Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jennifer Maia
135 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva
135 lbs.: Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
135 lbs.: Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte