JON JONES has beaten all but one man he's ever faced – but that doesn't stop him from having "nightmares" about his opponents while having sex.
The UFC Hall of Famer has taken to the cage 23 times in his legendary octagon career and has won all but two of his outings.
Jones' immense experience and dominance in MMA's top promotion has given him an air of supreme confidence – which he exudes as he makes his way to the octagon.
But he still gets the jitters in the weeks that follow the signing of an official bout agreement, the most recent of which finalised his November clash with Stipe Miocic.
Jones and his team have been game-planning for the former heavyweight champion since he captured the title in March.
Miocic and his most memorable moments have made a habit of popping into Jones' head at the most random moments, including when he's in the throws of making love.
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During an appearance on the Overdogs Podcast, the former pound-for-pound king said: "I have nightmares about my opponents.
"Stipe will cross my mind.
“I feel like when you get to a place when you don’t feel anything is probably when you should hang it up.
"At this point, I still get really nervous, man. I have nightmares about my opponents.
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"I could be balls deep in some mmm mmm [laughs] and Stipe will cross my mind.”
Although they'd be troublesome for most normal people, Jones, 35, welcomes the randomly-timed fears he has about his opponents.
He said: “The way I look at anxiety, it just means that you care about the outcome and how you perform, and how you’re perceived."
Jones' pre-fight fears have led to an almost flawless career record which only has two blemishes, his controversial disqualification loss to Matt Hammill in 2009 and his 2017 No Contest with bitter rival Daniel Cormier.
And now that he's in the twilight of his iconic and troubled career, he feels comfortable saying without any doubt that he was put on this planet to compete in the cage.
He said: “I honestly believe that I was born to fight. I really believe it in my whole heart.
"Some people think that’s silly, but I think a lot of great athletes — people are really good at what they do, and it’s more than just what they can do in the gym. I
"It’s something that starts way before. I honestly have convinced myself that I’m not designed to lose.”
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Jones' heavyweight showdown with Miocic headlines the UFC's historic 30th Anniversary card in New York on November 11.
UFC 295 takes place at the iconic Madison Square Garden, which could end up being the venue for the retirement of the consensus "Greatest of All Time".
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