UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is all set to defend his title against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, which is scheduled to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Even if Jones’s next title defence is two months away, one can’t help but imagine how long will he stay at light heavyweight. Previously there have been talks about Jones moving to the heavyweight division after his fight against Reyes.
However, UFC president Dana White in a recent interview with ESPN said that he doesn’t think Jones will move to heavyweight as he is comfortable fighting at 205lbs.
“I don’t know about him going to heavyweight, I think he’s comfortable at light heavyweight, and every time that you think there’s not another challenger for Jon Jones, there’s another challenger for Jon Jones,” White said. “I don’t know, we’ll have to see how this thing plays out. He has to get through Dominick Reyes first before you even start thinking about heavyweight or anything else.”
White further added that Jones’ next title defence against Reyes is not going to be an easy one as the challenger is currently undefeated in his last 12-fights and is coming off of a knockout victory over Chris Weidman.
“That’s such a massive fight for Jon Jones,” White said. “Dominick Reyes is a bad boy. And young, hungry, this is going to be a very interesting fight for Jon Jones. Dominick Reyes isn’t this big name guy that you know, but if you know fighting, Dominick Reyes is the real deal. And a very tough challenge for Jones. If he gets through this fight, and wins again, Jones is a freak of nature.”
Jon Jones is coming off of a hard-fought split decision win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239.
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