Jon Jones has spilled some tidbits on what to expect out of his eventual heavyweight debut.
Jon Jones has been at or near the top of the UFC pound-for-pound list for many years. He is said to be the best fighter to have ever fought in the UFC light heavyweight division, now he is gunning for the title of “Baddest Man on the Planet,” the title given to the heavyweight champ. He decided to make his move to the heavyweight division back in 2020 and has since been preparing his body for the transition.
When and where Jones’ heavyweight debut will be has been a topic of conversation among the fans since his decision to relinquish his 205-pound title. ‘Bones’ has been linked to potential bouts with champion Francis Ngannou and former champion Stipe Miocic recently. Although no one opponent has been made official, Jones took to Twitter this week to suggest a date that he would be interested in.
Jon Jones is promising fireworks in his heavyweight debut
UFC 282 is the event that Jones is targeting. That would be the last pay-per-view of the year being held on Dec. 10. There have been rumors that a light heavyweight title fight between newly crowned champion Jiří Procházka and former champion Glover Teixeira will be on that card but that is not yet official. If he does make his appearance on that card, it would most likely be the headliner.
My goal, my dream is to have my first heavyweight title fight look like my first light heavyweight title fight. Pure domination
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 19, 2022
Jones is planning a dominating fight regardless of who he faces and there are two prominent options. Champion Francis Ngannou is currently recovering from an injury but could be ready to return by December. If he is not available then Miocic vs. Jones for an interim title could be the way to go. Jones has been revealing some of his progress throughout his bulk and despite the criticism from fans, promises to be ready when the time comes.