Jon Jones officially declares entry into UFC Heavyweight Division. He has vacated the Light Heavyweight championship in order to move up.
Jon Jones is yet to be beaten in his career. His only loss is a disputed disqualification. He first won the UFC Light Heavyweight champion aged 23, making him the youngest ever champion in the promotion. He was stripped off the title 3 times but returned every time to capture the title again.
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His latest reign began with a win over Alexander Gustafon back in December 29, 2018. It continued until he announced his decision to vacate the title earlier this week. In his own words, after a decade of dominance in the 205lb division, he is now ready to the Heavyweight division.
Jon Jones officially declares entry into UFC Heavyweight Division
Jon Jones has set his sights on the heavyweight division after becoming the most dominant Light Heavyweight champion in the history of UFC.
“I’ve had only three close fights in the last decade, it’s safe to say the light heavy weight division has been cleared. Now I enter the heavyweight division when it’s at its all-time best,” Jones wrote on his Twitter on Wednesday morning.
I’ve had only three close fights in the last decade, it’s safe to say the light heavy weight division has been cleared. Now I enter the heavyweight division when it’s at its all time best…
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 19, 2020
Jones has been involved in a dispute with Dana White over contract negotiations for quite some time now. The situation had got to the point where Jones threatened to leave the UFC. However, current developments seem to suggest that they have since made considerable progress.
This is good news for everyone involved. Jones gets what he has long desired while White gets to keep his golden goose and the fans can continue to enjoy Jones in action against some of the best to have ever stepped foot in the octagon.
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