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Saturday, Jan 26, 2013

Jon Jones Says Bout at Heavyweight Possible “Maybe Later This Year”

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones

By FCF Staff

Due to the immense talents and size of UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, there has been speculation for some time now as to whether one of the planet’s top fighters would consider making a run at heavyweight. The 25 year-old fighter has acknowledged in the past that a move to heavyweight is indeed a possibility, and at a Q&A session this week Jones reported the move could come sometime in 2013.

According to a report from MMA Weekly, Jones stated Friday:

“So I think heavyweight was going to be prolonged until 2014, maybe late this year, who knows. It definitely would be a fight for the fans and I would want to fight some one as a top contender.”

Jones (17-1) is scheduled to fight fellow TUF coach Chael Sonnen on April 27th at UFC 159, and although rising Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier has been calling for a bout with Jones, the latter is planning to move down to light-heavyweight.

Cormier is a training partner of current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.

Jones is coming off a two fight, 2012 campaign, which saw him score a unanimous decision over Rashad Evans and a submission victory over Vitor Belfort.



posted by FCF Staff @ 2:18 pm
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