The negotiations between Jon Jones and MMA is the biggest story in MMA this year, Jon Jones vacated his light heavyweight title last year to move up to the heavyweight, but he couldn’t come to terms with the UFC and decided to wait as long as it takes.
Jones stated that he willing to wait out as long as needed to get the money he thinks he deserves, fans didn’t like his decision, but the former two-division champ and UFC G.O.A.T Georges St-Pierre believe Jones is doing the right thing.
He said, “I think Jon should fight the champion, not Stipe. I think he should fight Francis Ngannou, the champion. I believe, if I’m Jon Jones – when we talk about this, we talk about it like a chess game because these are big important decisions that you make.”
He added, “Fighting, there’s always a question. Because you think you beat one guy doesn’t mean that even if the odds favor you, doesn’t mean you’re always gonna win. I think it would be a mistake for Jon Jones to fight Stipe.”
“I believe Jon Jones will beat Stipe, however, why take the risk of fighting Stipe when you can wait and fight the champion, if you can, and collect two belts,” St-Pierre said.
“The problem is, guys hang there in the sport for too long,” Georges St-Pierre advised Jon Jones and everyone to retire on the top
St-Pierre was the champion when he retired, and he stated that most athletes fight long after their time is gone and they hurt themselves in the process, and he thinks fighters shouldn’t do that.
He said, “After, Jon Jones the greatest of all time, if he does that he can run off into the sunset. His stock will be as high as – higher than anybody ever. Another world will open for him as he retires. He can do whatever he wants. The problem is, guys hang there in the sport for too long. They are considered the best but they hang there too long so now their stock goes down and they retire as their stock are down so when they retire, the door does not open for them because they already broke. Their stock is bad. So that’s why you should retire on top.”
St-Pierre believes choosing a proper management team is as management as fighting, he said, “You need to fight for every inch of it,” St-Pierre said. “I don’t do that. It’s not my job. I’m not qualified to do that but I have very qualified people who do that for me and I think a fighter, one of his jobs, is to choose carefully his team. That he hires people he can trust but also who are qualified to do the job to represent him well.”