The current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his title against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 scheduled to take place on March 27.
Jon Jones vacated his UFC light heavyweight title last year following his win over rising contender Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. Following his win, there were talks about Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight to take on Francis Ngannou.
However, Jon Jones wanted more money to fight Ngannou, which the UFC weren’t willing to give it to Jones at that point in time.
Jon Jones to fight for the heavyweight title soon: Dana White
However, months have passed since that incident and Jan Blachowicz is the new champion after knocking out Reyes at UFC 253. Now Dana White has revealed that Jones will finally get his wish of fighting for the heavyweight title as he will be fighting the winner of Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic 2.
“Heavyweight. Jon Jones is going to move to heavyweight. We’re going to have Stipe vs. Francis, and the winner of that will probably fight Jon Jones,” White said in an interview with SportsNet.
“The guy’s been the king of the light heavyweight division forever. I think he thinks it’s time to move up to heavyweight. He knows his body, he knows his abilities, he knows better than anybody else does. But it’s impressive. Let me tell you, who wants to fight Francis Ngannou? The answer is nobody, okay? Nobody wants to fight that guy. But Jon Jones does. Pretty impressive,” White said.
“Me and Jon Jones have been (butting heads) for 10 years. We had probably the best conversation we’ve ever had since we’ve known each other around the holidays. And to me, he seems like he’s in the right place. He’s doing all the right things right now, he’s saying all the right things. If everything plays out for us the way that it’s looking, in our 2021 we’re going to see a lot of Jon Jones, a lot of Conor, and maybe some Khabib,” White said.
Jones has been on an absolute tear ever since making his UFC debut. He hasn’t lost a fight inside the Octagon and has been fighting the ‘Who’s Who’ in the division and has dominated the UFC’s 205lbs division for over a decade.
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