‘Expect Another Wet One When I Win’ – Jon Jones Warns Joe Rogan

Published 03/21/2021, 12:02 PM EDT
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Former UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has finally moved up to heavyweight after vacating his title. He is working on his body and putting on a lot of muscle weight to compete in the division. Meanwhile, he also celebrated the 10th anniversary of his world title win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua back in 2011 at UFC 128.

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He uploaded a video on Instagram and added a warning for Joe Rogan in the comments. “Expect another wet one when I win this heavyweight crown,” he said. This was a throwback to his win over Rua when he planted a kiss on Joe Rogan’s cheek before his post-fight interview.

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This was the fight that announced the start of his domination in the UFC, and ever since that victory, Jones hasn’t lost a fight. He has defended his belt 14 more times before finally moving up to heavyweight. He seems like a genuine contender for the division.

Additionally, UFC president Dana White has said that he might make a fight between the winner of the UFC 260 main event fight, Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou, and ‘Bones.’

If he wins that fight and gets the heavyweight belt, he would join an elite club of athletes who have held titles in multiple weight classes, but more importantly, he would kiss Joe Rogan on the cheek again.

Jon Jones celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his win over Mauricio Rua

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The original post on Instagram had the highlight of his interview and the final seconds of the fight. The caption said, “Was a 23-year-old boy beating up grown men, in a grown man weight class. Now 10 years later, I’m still here, still believing in myself wholeheartedly, still chasing big goals. Never forget the person you set out to be.”


Jones promised his best for the future, and it will be fascinating to see how this new chapter of his life unfolds. As he said, he is still chasing big goals, and if he achieves this one, he will surely be mentioned as the greatest MMA fighter of all time.

Do you think Jon Jones has what it takes to beat Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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