The contender for the vacant UFC heavyweight title, Jon Jones, believes that his rival Cyril Gun rose to the top of the rankings only because he faced only convenient opponents in the UFC.
"I just rewatched my fight with Thiago Santos and it's crazy if you think Cyril Gun is the most technical kickboxing fighter I've ever faced," Jones wrote on social media. “Everything Thiago did was about dealing maximum damage. At the same time, this guy had lightning speed, strength – he was explosive and incredibly versatile. "Their lives depended on it. In his last three fights, he's only fought clumsy opponents. The best fighter he ever fought was Francis, and it's crazy."
Recall that the fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title between Jon Jones and Cyril Gan will be the main event of the UFC 285 tournament, which will be held on March 4 in Las Vegas.