Jon Jones LOVED the first fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov -- but tells TMZ Sports if they run it back, expect another long night for the Irishman.
It's no secret Conor desperately wants a second crack at Khabib after he tapped out at UFC 229 back in Oct. 2018. Khabib recently said he has no interest in giving that "idiot" a rematch.
But, chances are it's more likely to happen than not -- so we asked Jon Jones who he'd pick if they do it again.
"If I would put my money on it, I'm definitely going with Khabib," Jones said ... "For sure."
"I think the cards are always kind of in Khabib's hands. But, Conor definitely has a chance."
Jon says he believes wrestlers typically have the advantage since they can dictate if the fight goes to the mat or not -- and obviously, Khabib has the superior ground game.
Oh, and if Khabib REALLY shoots down a $100 million offer, Jon joked -- "Give me the money! I'll whoop [McGregor's] ass for the homeboys!"