Henry Cejudo believes Jon Jones is one impressive finish away from earning the No. 1 pound-for-pound rankings in the UFC. Cejudo has been helping “Bones” prepare for his long-awaited Octagon return next month.
Jones will be taking on former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane for the undisputed heavyweight title. The title was vacated by Francis Ngannou after Ngannou decided to depart from the UFC and go into free agency.
Henry Cejudo Reveals Jon Jones’ Path To No. 1 P4P Ranking
Cejudo recently took to his YouTube channel and was asked about the current state of the pound-for-pound rankings given the controversy going on following Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski.
In regards to how Jones can regain his former position as No. 1 in the pound-for-pound rankings, Cejudo believes “Bones” will reclaim the throne with a big finish victory over Gane at UFC 285.
“I believe he beats Ciryl Gane, he’s in the top three, maybe top two. If he stops Ciryl Gane, Jon Jones should and will always remain ranked No. 1. Why do I say that? Because of his resume.
“He’s unblemished, look what he’s done in combat sports. He’s going to go up to the heaviest division in the UFC, which is the heavyweight division, and now reclaim the biggest and nastiest title of them all.”
Jones hasn’t fought in over three years since successfully retaining his then-light heavyweight title over Dominik Reyes. Since Jones has vacated the 205-pound crown and has been focusing on adding muscle to his frame in anticipation for his long-awaited jump up to heavyweight.
Now, seemingly ready, Jones will step into the Octagon against a man who has proven to be one of the most dominant strikers in the heavyweight division. Gane’s last fight resulted in a knockout win over Tai Tuivasa.
It was a huge bounce-back victory for Gane, who had previously suffered the first loss of his professional MMA career to Francis Ngannou via the decision to unify the UFC heavyweight titles.