Jon Jones says a move up to heavyweight is not as appealing as it once was
Published: 27.06.2016 • 12:45
Jon Jones declared he’d eventually move up to Heavyweight after he cleaned out the Light Heavyweight division. He is currently preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier who is the current light heavyweight champion. However, Jones no longer considers moving up to heavyweight.
“To be honest with you, heavyweight really doesn’t really seem as appealing to me as it once did,” he said.”I’m almost 30 now, and I’m not really having any more growth spurts,” Jones said. “This is pretty much the size I’m going to be, and it’s so easy for me to make light heavyweight.”
“As I get older, and as I mature and take things more seriously – you know, diet and everything – it’s become easier for me to maintain, and I’ve never missed weight.”
“I would love to rematch Gustafsson at some point,” Jones said. “Anthony Johnson is obviously a fight that I need to get out of the way. Beating Daniel Cormier again is huge for my legacy. But really, just those three names, Cormier, Gustafsson and Johnson, are the guys I want to fight again the most, and that’s it. That’s as far as my eyes can see right now.”
“The only way I will go up to heavyweight, it will really have to be stylistically the right fight for me, and the numbers will have to make sense,” Jones said. “Or, obviously, just fighting the right champion for that opportunity to go straight for the title,” he added.
“Move up and finish my career there? I don’t see a point when I’m doing so well where I’m at.”