One of my guilty pleasures in the position that I have is following radio and TV interviews with popular fighters. One of my all-time favorite interviews is still when Jon Jones was asked about fighting Floyd Mayweather and gave a totally serious response about how he thought he could hang with Floyd boxing but in MMA it wouldn't even be fair. That the radio show hosts in that case bothered to ask Jones, who walks around at at least 220 pounds how he would do in a fight against a man who doesn't even manage to hit 154 seemed to sum up the ridiculousness that is sports radio/professional fighter interviews.
There's a new entry in the "sports talk radio hosts ask a ridiculous question" race as Jones was on "The Sports Junkies" in Washington D.C. and was asked what would happen if he fought Richie Incognito:
Jones hasn’t really been following the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying scandal (we should all be so lucky), in fact, he doesn’t even know who Incognito is, what the allegations are against him, or that he’s represented the face of evil to sports fans across the country for the last week and a half.
But he does know he could beat his ass.
"He’s just this big meathead," JP described Incognito. "Probably 6’3, 6’4, 340. So if it’s Richie Incognito against Jon Jones, what’s gonna happen?"
"I’d kill him," Jones said.
"Someone tweet him, let him know I’d smoke him," he added. "Easy."
That they then continued the conversation past that point only adds to the hilarity. Because there's no discussion as good for radio as what a guy from one sport would do against a guy from another sport that he's never heard of.
But seriously...how would Richie Incognito do in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather?