Jon Jones Doesn’t Fear EA Sports UFC Cover – Doesn’t Believe in Superstitions
Posted by Larry Csonka on 11.04.2013
So he says…
- Jon Jones recently spoke about being on the cover of EA Sports UFC and more. Here are the highlights…
On His EA Sports UFC Cover Shoot: "I would say this (the EA) shoot was a lot more fun, a little more down my alley," Jones said during a phone interview Friday while on a break from the shoot in New York City. "GQ had me in all types of clothes I would never wear and had me doing all types of goofy things. (Here) I had to do 1,000 flying knees, a 1,000 elbows and 1,000 punches — but I needed the workout and it was fun."
On Being on The Cover: "It's been surreal; sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure everything's real," Jones said. "Being a 26-year-old video game player, to have the opportunity to be on the cover of this game and to know millions of young guys around the world will be playing this game and having me on the cover of their game, it's a huge honor."
Does He Believe in a Video Game Cover Curse?: "Before I won the (light-heavyweight) belt, it had been passed around," Jones said. "All the champions would lose the belt in their first title defense, and I was the first one to keep the belt in a long time. Before my last fight, Anderson Silva had lost and other champions had gone down, everyone said ‘Oh Jon, what if you're next?' I refuse to give in to those superstitions."
On Moving Past The Alexander Gustafsson Fight: "I feel great and I'm so glad to be past that fight," said Jones, who will begin training next week for his fight with Teixeira. "A huge mark in my career to break the (most UFC title defenses) record; such a war, and I'm grateful for the experience."