Jon Jones: Move to Heavyweight Could Come in Late 2013

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones before fighting Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has hinted at a possible move to heavyweight at a later point in his career, but it looks like that time could be coming sooner than imagined.

During the UFC on FOX 6 fan Q&A session, Jones told everyone that the move could be coming by the end of this year.

“I think heavyweight is going to come along around 2014 – maybe even late this year,” said Jones. “Who knows. It’ll definitely be a fight for the fans.”

“(Daniel Cormier) is going to have to come and get me (at 205). He talked all that trash – I’m going to make him cut that weight.”

“I would love to face (Alistair Overeem). I would fight anybody, any time. I’m just a lot smaller than those guys. I know that it would be a major challenge to fight one of those guys being the size I am right now.”

Jones’ next challenge is at 205-pounds against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in New Jersey.

If Jones’ defense is successful on April 27, his next challenge could be either Dan Henderson or the winner of Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi, who Jones said was the best light-heavyweight coming over from Strikeforce. After those defenses, the move to heavyweight could come.

The move to heavyweight could provide some exciting fights for the UFC fans, but they’d still prefer a superfight between Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Here is full video of the Jon Jones fan Q&A:

Topics: Jon Jones, MMA, UFC

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