Brandon Vera, Jon Jones Okay With Top Prospect Hype

Ray Huiby Ray Hui

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Brandon Vera and Jon Jones, headliners of the first UFC on Versus card, have more in common than just coming off a loss where they came out looking better than the winner. At one point of each light heavyweight’s respective career, they have felt what’s it like to be touted as a the future of the sport.

Vera, now 32, enjoyed the buzz four years ago when he ran through his opponents in the UFC. Jones, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old phenom who has drawn comparisons to Georges St-Pierre. During a media call Tuesday, I asked the two to talk about how expectations and hype have shaped them as a fighter.

Brandon Vera, Jon Jones Okay With Top Prospect Hype originally appeared on MMA Fighting on Tue, 09 Mar 2010 18:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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