Jon Jones will get immediate title shot following move to UFC Heavyweight division. The former UFC Light heavyweight Champion is yet to be defeated.
Jon Jones has done enough to warrant a spot in the UFC’s hall of fame. At 33 however, he is still going strong and looking to add more accolades. The former UFC light heavyweight champion relinquished his title to move to the heavyweight division in an attempt to become a two-division champion.
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Jones has never fought in the heavyweight division. However, UFC president Dana White has suggested that his very first match in the division could see him pursue his title ambition right off the bat. He pointed towards his unbeaten career so far as a reason why he was afforded the privilege.
Jon Jones will get immediate title shot following move to UFC Heavyweight division
“Of course,” White said when asked if Jones would be given an immediate title shot. “I mean realistically, Jon Jones is undefeated. He’s never been beat. Mazzagatti’s been out of the game for years. I don’t mean to keep beating this guy up, but you know. Jon Jones is undefeated.”
Stipe Miocic, who retained his title after going through 5 rounds with the now retired Daniel Cormier will almost certainly face Francis Ngannou first. The two will go head to head first while Bone prepares himself for the division.
“Last time we talked to Jon Jones, Jon Jones said he was going to take some time and do his things he’s into right now and take some time, and when there’s a right fight, he’ll give us a call,” White said.
Jones’ last match in the UFC was in February when he controversially beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. While Jones sets his sights on the Heavyweight Championship, Reyes will go head to head with Jan Blachowicz for the vacant Light Heavyweight title at UFC 253 on September 26.
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