Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones relinquished his throne in 2020. After dominating the 205 lbs division for over a decade, ‘Bones‘ decided the time for him to seek new challenges has come. So, he decided to make a move to the heavyweight division of the UFC. Jones’s last couple performances in the light-heavyweight division were rather lackluster compared to his enormous standards.
Jones believes he was lacking the motivation to grind it all in the Octagon after such a dominating stint. So, he is out to seek new challenges that will bring the best out of him. A move to the UFC heavyweight division is certainly challenging enough to bring out the best in him.
Jones is expected to make his move up in 2021. He is currently bulking up to get his frame right as a heavyweight. He is enjoying his ‘Fat Boy Life’ it seems. Weighing in around 250 lbs, Jones looks huge in those pictures. It will be interesting to see how much his skills get effected due to the sudden increase in his size.
Stipe Miocic will defend his belt against Francis Ngannou next. It will be a rematch between the two top heavyweights after their previous clash at UFC 220. Miocic schooled Ngannou for 5-rounds to defend his belt last time. But Ngannou has improved immensely since. Jones is expected to face the eventual winner of that fight in his divisional debut.
There is no denying Jones deserves to get a shot at the gold right away next. He has certainly done his bit over the years to get that privilege. Should Jones capture the belt at heavyweight, he will further solidify his status as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
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