Over the years MMA fans and pundits dreamt of a possible move to the heavyweight division for current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The main argument for it is his size and more importantly his ability to consistently, often easily, repel all challengers in the 205 pound weight class.
Every time a new challenger gets some hype going they get beaten and most likely fade back in to the crowd of runner ups. See OSP, Anthony Smith, Glover Teixeira, and the list goes on. Even well known and established fighters like Vitor Belfort, Rampage Jackson, and Lyoto Machida all saw their stock drop after their losses to Jon Jones.
Jon has defeated former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier twice, well technically one was overturned to a no contest when Jon tested positive for a banned substance. The overturned win was initially a brutal KO that left no doubt who was the best at 205 pounds.
Cormier has beaten current heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic via KO. MMA math might actually work here. Jones beats Cormier. Cormier beats Miocic. Cormier loses to Miocic. So, Jon beats Stipe?
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The point is that Jon Jones is arguably the most talented UFC champion of all time. So why wouldn’t he want to test himself?
Jon has flirted with the heavyweight jump for a while but Dana White seems dead set on not letting that happen. It is a tad hypocritical for him to have allowed Cormier, Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes, and Conor McGregor to do it and hold two titles at the same time.
Without question, Jones is certainly a threat to current heavyweight king Stipe Miocic.
If you ask Jones he will say it’s not a problem to beat Stipe but keep in mind that Stipe has also knocked out Daniel Cormier at his best. DC has been hailed as one of the best heavyweights of all time by many and maybe that’s why his bitter rival Jones wants to move up. To prove that it’s really him who is the best?
Whatever the reasons are Jon has made it clear that he really wants a fight with Miocic.
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