UFC News: Jon Jones And The Possible Move To Heavyweight

By Jeremy Green
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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most dominant champions in all of MMA. He has destroyed the likes of Ryan BaderRampage JacksonShogun Rua (to win the belt), Lyoto MachidaRashad EvansVitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen in his most recent outing.

His next opponent is Alexander Gustafsson, who also shares a similar height and reach advantage over most of his opponents. If he can get past this rising star, then the move to heavyweight might be all the more enticing. Jones is a huge light-heavyweight, and as the years go by, his body and weight will change. If he can keep up his winning ways, he will more than likely move up to the heavyweight division.

Currently, Cain Velasquez is the heavyweight champion, where he was able to reclaim his belt against Junior Dos Santos in the rematch. A Jones vs. Velasquez bout, given that Velasquez can hold onto his belt, seems very intriguing and would certainly be one of the biggest super-fights ever put on in the UFC. There were talks that Anderson Silva might move up to light heavyweight to take on Jones, but his most recent loss to Chris Weidman will keep him busy for the next year or so.

So, if Jones and Velasquez keep on their upward trajectory, their potential fight would be all the more exciting and meaningful. First things first, however, as Jones is set to defend his title against rising star Gustafsson, who will certainly give Jones a test in terms of the standing portion of the fight.


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