Jon Jones Explains What He Must Do To End The GOAT Debate Once And For All
UFC legend Jon Jones believes that he can end the MMA GOAT debate by capturing another championship in a second weight class.
The 32-year-old American star is widely placed in the same conversation as Georges St-Pierre over who is the finest MMA fighter in history.
Ahead of his forthcoming clash with Dominick Reyes, Jones teased his long-awaited climb up to the heavyweight division with his desire to become a dual champion.
"In order to put a lot of this pound-for-pound who's the greatest conversation to rest, I'm gonna have to maybe obtain a second belt in a different weight class," 'Bones' told ESPN's First Take.
"I think that would really set me apart from a lot of the guys."
Only four fighters in UFC history have managed to hold two championships at the same time, which includes Jones' fierce rival Daniel Cormier.
In order to put the GOAT conversation to rest, @JonnyBones says he's "going to have to maybe obtain a second belt in a different weight class" :goat: #UFC247 (via @FirstTake) pic.twitter.com/BWNheBcRh1- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 5, 2020
Light heavyweight champ Jones has previously suggested that fans want him to move up to 265 pounds so they could see him fail.
But 'Bones' told ESPN that the "move is inevitable" and he is only "getting better as a professional."
He explained: "The move is inevitable. I'm only getting better as a professional.
"I think I'm at a place and I have the team around me that could get me to that weight class in a safe and healthy way.
"I'm excited for when it does happen. I see nothing but good things.
"I've been competing against my brothers my whole life, who are both bigger than me, both Super Bowl champions. I feel like I'm ready for that lane."
Jones recently welcomed the idea of a UFC mega-fight with heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and believes he could beat him inside the octagon.
But UFC president Dana White doesn't believe that Jones will climb up to heavyweight after the Reyes fight.
Jones will defend his championship against Reyes at UFC 247 on Saturday.
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