Jon Jones Makes a Bold Prediction Ahead of His UFC Heavyweight Debut

Published 03/11/2021, 6:54 AM EST


Jon Jones dominated the 205lbs division of the UFC for over a decade. However, one might argue that his last few performances were a bit rusty, especially considering the sky-high standards he has set for himself previously. Subsequently, the former light-heavyweight champion vacated his 205lbs belt in 2020 as he wanted fresher and bigger challenges in his career to stay motivated.

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‘Bones’ believes a move to the heavyweight division presents him with that chance. Hence, he is biding his time and building his frame for a much-anticipated move to the heavyweight division of the UFC where he hopes to become a champion.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘Bones’ took to Instagram recently to reveal he is certain about capturing the heavyweight title soon. He referred to the current champion, Stipe Miocic’s age, to show why he has time on his side in his pursuit for gold at his new home.

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“The current champion is 38, I’m only 33, Mark my words eventually I will have that belt around my waist. There’s no rush. I’ll just keep building my body, I’ll focus on doing all the right things outside of the octagon, and hopefully one day the company will see more value in me,” wrote ‘Bones’ on Twitter.

 

Jones has established himself as the greatest light-heavyweight of all time. If he can secure the heavyweight title, there won’t be any more doubts about who the greatest MMA fighter of all time is for a considerable amount of time.

When will Jon Jones make his heavyweight debut?

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Jones hasn’t fought since his UFC 247 win over Dominick Reyes. He is currently getting his body right for the division. Also, with the title on the line later this month at UFC 260, one might expect ‘Bones’ heavyweight bow to be imminent.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It remains to be seen if he can establish the same sort of authority on his new division as well. Nevertheless, his fluidity and movement will present a unique challenge for the heavyweights, who aren’t accustomed to facing someone with his pressure and skill set.

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Will Jon ‘Bones‘ Jones be a champion at the heavyweight division? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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