The Brazilian fighter wants his opportunity at the champion, but believes that Jones is afraid to lose to an unknown fighter.
“Well, he’s right,” Walker said to MMA Fighting. “I still haven’t done much (in the UFC). But there aren’t many guys who would give me a big challenge. I don’t have to beat a top 5. People talk too much crap, man. People say I don’t have jiu-jitsu, I don’t have wrestling. They say I have to fight a wrestler. The last wrestler I fought lasted five seconds. I’m ready for him and I know I’d be a big challenge. I think he’s afraid to lose to an unknown guy.”
If Jones is unwilling to fight Walker at this time, another fighter that Walker is willing to compete against is Francis Ngannou.
“I’d like to impress the fans by beating Francis Ngannou. He’s a machine,” Walker said. “He impressed so many people with his punching power, the way he finishes his fights. People is scared to fight him. I’m not scared to fight him. We have the same punching power. I did the test at the UFC Performance Institute. I was coming off a surgery and almost did the same number he did, so I have the same power or even more. I can definitely defeat him.”
There has been no comment at this time from either Jones or Ngannou as to whether or not they are willing to battle the surging light heavyweight.