MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood actor and martial arts expert Steven Seagal said his friend Anderson Silva will be at a disadvantage if matched with light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.
Fight fans are raving at a possible superfight between Silva and Jones since both fighters are relatively close in terms of height.
However, Seagal thinks that Jones is essentially a heavyweight who fights at the 205-pound weight class.
"Jones is really a heavyweight," he said in MMA Fighting. "He's almost 6-foot-5. I think he's probably, and I'm guessing, walking around at 230, 235 (pounds).
Seagal added that although Silva is 6’2,” the Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) champion will have a hard time fighting a totally rehydrated Jones.
A rehydrated Jones, he said, would be too big and strong for Silva.
“I think he (Jones) cuts down to make that weight and then by the time he gets into the Octagon, he's put on a tremendous amount of weight, and he's got all that size, all that strength. His arms are almost twice as long as Anderson's.”