Jon Jones Has Been Contemplating To Make A Move To Heavyweight For Several Years
This past Saturday (July 6, 2019) UFC 239 PPV event produced some widely intriguing fights.
Jon Jones successfully defended his 205-pound strap against a top contender Thiago “Marreta” Santos after picking up a split decision in the fifth round. So what’s next for Jones after this fight, well there has been talks making rounds that ‘Bones’ would consider a trilogy fight with Daniel Cormier who’s slated to take on Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on August 17th.
But before that, Cormier has to defend his title successfully against Miocic. If that happened, Jones is ‘absolutely’ willing to fight ‘DC’ at heavyweight.
“Absolutely (I would fight Cormier again),” Jones said. “Me and Daniel, we’re both speaking the same thing. It’s going to be a super fight, and the only reason why it hasn’t happened is, I think, the UFC’s scheduling. When the UFC’s ready for the fight, they know they have two guys who are willing and able, and they’ll approach us, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, this is what he’s going to get paid,’ and Daniel will be happy.”
Well if Miocic comes out victorious, Jones said he’d love to fight him too. To remind you earlier this year ‘Bones’ teased a fight with Miocic at UFC 239.
“Yeah, absolutely I’d be willing to fight Stipe, as well,” Jones said. “I’d rather fight Daniel because I feel like I have his recipe, but I’d fight Stipe, too.”
Considering their past two contest at 205-pounds promotion wants Jones to move to heavyweight and fight Cormier. UFC would be stupid not to exploit the rivalry, and of course, Jones will try to steal Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight belt to become the next two-division champion simultaneously.