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Jon Jones Reveals One Important Condition He Wants To Meet Before Climbing To Heavyweight

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.

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'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.

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But the future UFC Hall of Famer hit the headlines in March after he was arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of firearms.

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.

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Credit: PA
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"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]."

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Topics: Bones, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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