WOW! Jon Jones Puts the Entire UFC Roster on Notice with Latest Tweet

Published 01/14/2021, 10:12 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones is interviewed after his win over Thiago Santos of Brazil in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


UFC great Jon Jones took to social media and fired out a warning shot to all fighters in a recent tweet. The former light heavyweight champion had an impromptu Q&A session with fans that saw him engage in interesting discussions. Chiefly, the initial debate was sparked by Jones’ sentiments that athletes across the world were perceived differently compared to the U.S.

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Moreover, Jones’ back-and-forth with fans suddenly came to a halt when he dropped some heavy artillery on other fighters. ‘Bones’ made it clear that his newly minted 250-pound frame meant he was ready for all comers. Jones has been heavily invested in powerlifting as of late, and the results are certainly showing.

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The consensus GOAT of MMA has been promising a move up from the 205-pound division for several years. It seems as though he’s finally decided to make his move and fans can’t wait to see him in his new avatar. Moreover, there are certain championship-level expectations that come in right off the bat for someone of Jones’ stature.

Jon Jones: The road not taken

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Despite his move up to heavyweight, there are certain doors in the 205-pound division that just don’t seem to close. Namely, Israel Adesanya’s move from middleweight to light heavyweight has now intensified fan conversation for Jones vs Adesanya. The two have gone at it on Twitter. However, they still need to settle their scores in the cage.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Considering Adesanya is aiming to capture Jon’s former title, it remains to be seen whether that will motivate ‘Bones’ to seek a match-up with him. There’s no question that their fight will be the blockbuster of the year if it comes to fruition. Fans have been clamoring online to finally see the two settle their fiery disdain for each other.

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Additionally, Jones’ move-up also opens up a plethora of interesting heavyweight match-ups that will be defining for his legacy. Although there’s a potential delay in him fighting for the title, he can certainly think about fighting other names. However, the end goal will certainly be to capture a second world title in dominant fashion and solidify his status atop the mountain.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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