Marcin Tybura happy Jon Jones is at heavyweight: ‘It would be awesome to challenge him in the future’
Marcin Tybura hopes he gets to cross paths with Jon Jones.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), a former two-time light heavyweight champion, will make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane for the vacant title in the UFC 285 headliner on March 4. Having won six of his past seven, Tybura (23-7 MMA, 10-6 UFC) isn’t too far out of the title picture and would love an opportunity to face Jones down the line.
“It’s cool to have him,” Tybura told reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 218 media day. “It’s a big star, maybe the greatest fighter of all time. So I’m happy to have him in the division, and it would be awesome to challenge him once in the future.”
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First Tybura has to get past Blagoy Ivanov (19-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
“When I go to the fight, I always want to show some improvements,” Tybura said. “And this time I will try to show the whole package. Like footwork, more technical boxing, and mixing strikes, wrestling and grappling. That’s my approach. I’m not expecting anything, I just have my mindset to go out there and finish him as soon as possible.”
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