“Count Me In. I’ll Jump in Against Jon Jones” -Tai Tuivasa Willing to Welcome Jon Jones to the UFC’s Heavyweight Division on His Debut

Published 02/08/2022, 3:49 AM EST

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The heavyweight division in the combat sports world is always the most talked-about division. However, the UFC heavyweight division has been a little shallow in recent years. Though with a long-awaited debut of the former longtime UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, things could get interesting.

Bones‘ imminent arrival has many names eager to fight him and Tai Tuivasa has thrown his name into the hat.


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Ahead of his UFC 271 bout against Derrick Lewis, Tuivasa told Ariel Helwani that he wants to fight ‘Bones’. On The MMA Hour, ‘Bam Bam’ said, “Count me in. I’ll jump in against Jon Jones.”

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Before a Jon Jones fight, Tuivasa has an enormous task in front of him. His opponent, ‘The Black Beast‘, holds the record for the most knockouts in UFC HW history.

Even though ‘Bam Bam’ has momentum on his side, ‘The Black Beast’ can end it with one shot. Besides, Jon Jones has his eyes set on Stipe Miocic.

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‘Bones’ has frequently teased a move up to heavyweight, but it has never come to fruition. Recently, he hinted at a fight with Miocic on his Twitter. He said, “The greatest heavyweight of all time versus the greatest light heavyweight, who wants to see it? I’m game”


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Since losing the belt to Francis Ngannou, Miocic has not stepped inside the octagon. He has been angling at a trilogy bout with ‘The Predator’. However, as Ngannou requires surgery on his knees, he will be out for the rest of the year.


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With Ngannou out of action for such a long time, the fight between Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones makes all the sense in the UFC heavyweight division. Also, the UFC can raise the stakes by making it for the UFC interim heavyweight championship.


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What do you think of a matchup between Jon Jones and Tai Tuivasa? Can ‘Bam Bam’ get the jump over ‘The Black Beast’? Will Jon Jones ever fight in the UFC heavyweight division? Let us know in the comment section.


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Deepak Kumar


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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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