“Losing Because of Cardio is Never Acceptable”- Jon Jones

Published 05/14/2020, 6:06 AM EDT


UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was quite active on Twitter as the fights at UFC Ajax progressed. He expressed a particular interest in the Heavyweight debut of Ovince Saint Preux.

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A former Light Heavyweight himself, OSP went up against Heavyweight veteran Ben Rothwell. While he managed to make good use of the Octagon, Rothwell’s unending pressure gave him the victory over OSP.

Rothwell used his ability to press forward to back Ovince Saint Preux against the cage. He executed fabulous clinches, landing knees, and devastating strikes on OSP.

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However, OSP made sure that ‘Big Ben’ did not get an easy victory. He threw many stiff strikes and even dropped Ben with a counter left towards the end of the second round. However, Rothwell bagged the victory in the end with a split-decision.

Jones, who himself anticipates a move up to the Heavyweight division, took to Twitter to give his views about the fight.

Is Jon Jones close to changing divisions?

Jones wrote, “Man it was weird seeing OSP fight at heavyweight, made it seem so much more real for me. Especially knowing he was at 240lbs. With a little more cardio, he would’ve been [cherry emoji].  I was visualizing myself as him that whole fight.”

This definitely lends fuel to the rumors that Jones has been thinking of moving up himself. In fact, he even called Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic for a duel. Moreover, he even answered some questions regarding the same after his original post, which only makes fans wonder more about whether he’s close to switching divisions.

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Jones also admitted that he will do a good job at Heavyweight. A fan asked if the switch in divisions will affect his speed. Jones replied, “Honestly no, especially in the first few rounds.”

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How do you think “Bones” Jones will fare at Heavyweight?

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