Jon Jones Reveals One Important Condition He Wants To Meet Before Climbing To Heavyweight
UFC legend Jon Jones has revealed that he wants an exhibition fight at catchweight before making his long-awaited move up to heavyweight.
The 32-year-old UFC light heavyweight champ has continued to dominate the 205lb weight limit and swept aside countless rivals in the division.
But it has long been speculated that Jones will eventually climb up weight class and has expressed interest in fighting UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.
'Bones' recently took to Twitter and admitted that he wants the catchweight fight to take place at 220lbs.
"I'd love to have an exhibition fight at the catchweight of 220lbs before moving up to heavyweight. Who wants to take that L?" Jones wrote on Twitter.
Jones hasn't fought inside the octagon since his unanimous decision victory over Dominick Reyes in February at UFC 247.
But the future UFC Hall of Famer hit the headlines in March after he was arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of firearms.
Jones later released an emotional statement and admitted that he has "some personal work to do to which involves the unhealthy relationship I have with alcohol."
Mike Winkeljohn, who is Jones' coach, believes that it's the right time for 'Bones' to "take the big fights" by making the move up to heavyweight.
"I want Jon to fight whatever motivates him. When he is up for a fight that motivates him, he trains at the highest level," he told BJ Penn.
"I always wanted him to just continue to clean house at light heavyweight and make his legacy there as opposed to going up to heavyweight.
"But, at this point, it's time for Jon Jones to take the big fights [and go up to heavyweight]."
UFC president Dana White has also had his say on if Jones will eventually climb up to the heavyweight division.
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