Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Blog Photo: UFC Champ Jon Jones Faces Off with Boxing Champ Bernard Hopkins

Posted on by BlogAuthor

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones met up with multiple-time world champion boxer Bernard Hopkins during a presentation in support of the Cleveland Clinic’s Professional Fighters Brain Health Study on Tuesday.

What better opportunity to pit mixed martial arts against boxing than to have one of the best in each face off.

Yeah, we know they’ll never come together in the Octagon or the squared circle, but it was still cool for Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, to snap this pic so we can dream about it!

Follow MMAWeekly.com on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

  • Nothing But The Truth

    Bhop would abuse Jones just like Alexander Gustafsson. Dude is a hypejob. Just a tall guy doing gymnastic in there, really.

    • doug

      You sir are simply a dumb ass, you don’t really believe what you type do you? “Hype job” seriously

    • https://twitter.com/MikeyS2011 MikeyS2011

      LOL!!!! gymnastics really hahaha omg i almost fell off my chair laughing after i read your comment.

    • shakejunt

      pass some of that around

  • Denny Swain

    Calzaghe embarrassed hopkins, jones would murder him.

  • Jon Mendelsohn

    Was Christopher Nowitzski & others from Sports Legacy Institute present?

  • brad king

    hopkins whipped a jones before, he would do it again!

  • rick

    Jones would destroy Hopkins, he would get the double leg td an pound him out or submit him. Tired of all this mixed martial artist vs boxer speculation. I believe for athletes of a similar caliber the boxer will loose 8-9 times out of 10. The mixed martial artist just simply has more tools in the bag. For example when the natural fought james toney…..pure domination..

    • boxing101

      dude you silly ….. james toney was 45 years old with a belly who was banned from boxing tv 3 years before.. also toney prime weight when he was fast feet work was 160-168 .. what about mercer retired boxing hw knocking out silva ufc ex hw champ first punch landed … youtube that! boxers has certain snap to there punches… i dont expect lebron to be a great tight end before practincing a young prime boxer needs time to adjust .. besides mma i am a fan but most everyone got so many lossses its a sport anyone could win at any time .. hopkins would lose to jones because there 30 pounds apart hopkins prime weight was 160 now 50 years old at 175 jones is at 205

      • rick

        Yea sometimes but, james toney is 45 now meaning when he fought couture in 2010he would have only been 41-42 while couture was like 46. But anyways yes in the hypothetical situation of hopkins fighting mma he would have been better suited at ww or lw. An yea good point , damn I have always been disappointed with Tim Sylvia , being sent over to fight fedor n losing an the whole shitting himself thing among others. But anyway yea guess it depends on the situation an the fight an your right anything can happen in a fight. An mma won’t always beat boxers , for example it junior dos Santos fought wladimir klitschko he would probably get destroyed.

        • boxing101

          yea you right but toney’s 42 in boxing years is 50 LOL CHECK HIM AT 160-168 NOT THE FAT TONEY BESIDES COutre is a beast .. i dont expect no boxer just to jump in there ..thats crazy you need time to adjust sprawl takedowns take easy tune ups there are amazing beast in ufc but there are some freakish beast in boxing as well.. watching dudes in ufc hit each other face with literally there hands and they walk thru the punches is crazy to me boxer hits you flush trust me you going down or hurt .. man wwe brock lesnar jump in there and won a hw title! old man street fighter kimbo beat houston alexander and made name in mma.. in boxing nobody jumps in there in win title its impossible ..jeremy williams ex boxer who had solid career but always just good never elite was getting blasted in boxing retired in boxing went to mma over 40 years old and went 5-0 in mma some fights are on youtube … not against top comp but 5-0 is 5-0 but sadly the dude went back to boxing cause theres no money in mma he said he go back after … man i love both mma and boxing there both great

  • Cheap Shot

    Hopkins is almost 50 and fought most of his career at 160.

    A prime HW pound for pound great squaring up with a 50 year old GSP would be an equally compelling story. As in, not compelling at all…

    • boxing101

      thank you

  • Shazznito

    Jones would **** bhop up with his kicks, spinning elbows and clinch work, and if it went to ground, game over

  • Denny Swain

    Jones head is twice the size of hopkins

    • boxing101

      well they are 30 pounds diff … hopkins fights at 175 jones at 205 … also hopkins prime young weight was 160!