UFC light heavyweight champion Jones spoke recently about middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who has been trash talking his way towards a superfight.
"Honestly, I have no interest in Israel, at the end of the day," said Jones, as transcribed by Damon Martin for MMA Fighting. "Anderson Silva was a guy everyone wanted to see me fight and I never wanted to do it because I had so much respect for Anderson. I feel the same way with Izzy but it's not coming from a place of respect.
"It's like my career isn't based around fighting him. Him to fight me, it would be huge for his resume. But for me, I feel like I already have so many legends under my resume but he's not even a legend."
"We've all seen that video of him fighting some Alex [Pereira] guy and catching a clean overhand right. So he's very human to me. He's not some special guy. I don't see what everybody else is seeing in him.
"I think his whole anime thing and how he's all [frantic] with his hands and all this crazy stuff, I think that's kind of entertaining to a certain fanbase but for me, it's like dude, I would slap you, get out of here kid."