“I Will Try To Do More Legally Controversial Sh*t”- Jon Jones Says He Will Follow Conor McGregor’s Style in His Next Fight

Published 09/24/2021, 1:06 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, recently appeared at the UFC Hall Of Fame induction. ‘Bones’ discussed many things along with his future in the UFC. The former champion is eyeing a comeback in late 2022. He said that he will look to work on the build-up of his next fight and wants to follow the style of none other than Conor McGregor.

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Jones is expected to take on whoever the UFC heavyweight champion is once he is ready to return. The likes of Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane, and Stipe Miocic are all feasible options for Jones. So, it will be interesting to see who he takes on once he is back. However, the former champion said that he has been assured by the UFC President Dana White to be paid more in his next fight.

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Dana, he guaranteed me he would give me an increase in my next fight. So, I am really excited about that. I think it’s going to be pay-per-view based. So, I am gonna have to work for the money I get. I’m gonna have to sell the fight. I think that’s something I haven’t been good at in the past. You look at guys like McGregor, who just talks so much s*it. He’s so good at it, so good at marketing himself,” said Jones.

I’ve always just focused on winning and I think when I come back as a heavyweight I will try to do more legally controversial sh*t,” he added further.

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Jones also revealed that he currently weighs in at 255 lbs. However, he is looking to add more size to his frame and weigh 270 lbs before competing. He wants to cut from that weight and even said that he wants to be the biggest and most skillful heavyweight in the Octagon.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones in his fight against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Despite his recent absence, Jones remains one of the very best fighters on the entire roster. So, it will be interesting to see how he fares once he starts competing with his new frame.

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What do you think? Can Jones establish himself as a two-division champion? Let us know in the comments.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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