Saturday's light heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes recently said that he intends to exploit a perceived weakness in division champion Jon Jones' boxing skills. Bones was not impressed.
"Have you seen his mitt work?" said Jones, as transcribed by Damon Martin for MMA Fighting. "He has a tremendous left hand. I'm sure he's going to work on his right hand, especially because I've brought it up so much. But my job is not to go out there and get into a boxing match.
"My job is to be the better mixed martial arts fighter. Like I said, I'm very aware that his best counters come in boxing combinations and I'm not going to give him what he wants. It's going to be a mixed martial arts fight."
"He has power. We can't deny that. I've seen him kick people in the head and knock them out. I've seen him drop people with that left and you've got to respect it. At the end of the day, I could sit in front of you guys and act like I've got it all in the bag but at the end of the day, you don't know what's going to happen out there. Anything can happen out there.
"So I've just got to respect him tremendously, which I have. We've done everything possible that we can do to be strong mentally, spiritually, physically for this fight. He's a worthy opponent."