Jon Jones seems to lastly be making the transfer to heavyweight after years of toying with the concept.
Bones has dominated 205lbs like no one within the historical past of MMA and now the 33-year-old has relinquished his mild heavyweight title, he’s prepared for a brand new problem it appears.
He desires extra money to formally make the transfer and that had beforehand been a stumbling block with UFC, however Bones lately stated he had optimistic discussions with the corporate.
Stipe Miocic is the heavyweight champion proper now and he’s solely simply defeated Daniel Cormier to finish their stellar trilogy.
In doing so, he despatched DC into retirement – a legendary foe of Jones – with out the fairytale ending he craved and he says Jones’ goals might get dashed at heavyweight, too.
“Pay attention, we’re large boys with smaller gloves on.
“It simply takes one [punch] I don’t care for those who don’t hit laborious you possibly can nonetheless get caught I don’t care who you might be,” Miocic instructed ESPN.
“I take a look at my first battle in opposition to DC. I’ve been hit with all the things and didn’t go down, however DC caught me with a shot I didn’t see and I went down.
“So I don’t assume it will likely be that a lot simpler, particularly when you may have all that weight to fret about,” Miocic stated.
The champion is closely suggesting that pretty much as good as Jones is – or anybody arising for that matter – the large hitters at heavyweight are a very totally different proposition.
“It’s not 205 and you bought guys as much as 265 if not larger who don’t lower weight.”
“He’s acquired nice method so it’s undoubtedly going to assist him. He’s very fluid in what he does.
“He has an amazing recreation plan each time he fights. It’s an excellent factor to have an excellent plan each time you stroll right into a battle.”
Jones is arguably the best fighter of all-time in MMA and he’s within the dialog on the very least.
Now appears to be the precise time for Jones to make the transfer as much as heavyweight and if he can take over that division like he did the sunshine heavyweight standings then there could be little doubt about his credentials anymore.