Earlier this year, Jon Jones announced that he would he vacating his Light Heavyweight title and finalizing a move to the Heavyweight division, for a fresh challenge.
He initially campaigned for a debut against Francis Ngannou, but negotiations quickly broke down. He now has his sights set on an eventual fight against the Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic. However, it’s currently unclear when Jon Jones will make his Heavyweight debut and who it’ll be against.
In an interview with Marc Raimondi of ESPN, Jones detailed why a move to Heavyweight excites him.
“The light heavyweight division was fun, but I just wasn’t scared of those guys anymore,” Jones said. “Like, none of them. And I think it showed in some of my performances. Obviously, I still trained hard. But there was no urgency in some of my last fights.”
“With these next guys I’m going to be going up against, I respect these guys. These guys are intimidating — they’re intimidating as s***. It just gets me up in a whole different way.”
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