‘I Could Care Less’- UFC Heavyweight Responds to Jon Jones Question

Published 12/17/2021, 8:38 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (R-L) Chris Daukaus punches Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Surging heavyweight contender Chris Daukaus is rallying up for the biggest fight of his life. As the 32-year-old takes on ‘The Black Beast’ Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 45 this Saturday. However, the #3 heavyweight Lewis won’t be a walk in the park for Daukaus. A lot depends on this bout, as the winner of this fight can get on the list for the heavyweight title contention.

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Meanwhile, the whole heavyweight division feels that Jon Jones is one fighter who is an enormous threat inside the Octagon. The former light heavyweight champion of the UFC has disclosed that he will switch to the upper division. Newsmakers have tried to take a scoop about Jon Jones from every heavyweight in the UFC.

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In an interview with UFC superstar Miesha Tate, and RJ Clifford for SiriusXM, the hosts asked Daukas about his opinion of ‘Bones’ venturing into the apex division. He reportedly said-

“I’ll fight every one of those people, doesn’t matter to me. It kinda sucks that, you know, with the whole Jon Jones. His name is always getting brought up. I mean, what can I do? He is Jon Jones. He’s been talking about doing this, coming up to heavyweight, for how many years now. I am not concerned with Jon unless Jones steps in their at heavyweight and starts fighting people at heavyweight and starts knocking people out or finishing people there…I really could care less about what he’s doing or what the UFC has planned for him.” He said.

Chris Daukaus believes heavyweight doesn’t need a ‘Jon Jones’

The 32-year-old heavyweight rising star is of the opinion that the UFC heavyweight division doesn’t require star power in the form of Jon Jones, any longer.

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Chiefly, he backed his claims as he believes that UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and Interim champ Ciryl Gane and other fighters, including him, are optimum for the 265-pound division.

“Five or ten years ago, the division needed a Jon Jones, Competitive-wise with the amount of talent that’s coming up through the ranks right now. We have more than enough people who can take over that superstar role. It’s all about getting the right fights and talking [to the media] and making the right fights and capitalizing on them.” Daukaus said.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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