Dana White Lays Out What Has To Happen For Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya To Take Place

UFC president Dana White has discussed what needs to happen for Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya to become a reality. Jones and Adesanya both have their next title defenses set. “Bones” will put his light heavyweight title on the line against …

UFC president Dana White has discussed what needs to happen for Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya to become a reality. Jones and Adesanya both have their next title defenses set. “Bones” will put his light heavyweight title on the line against Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8 at UFC 247. “The Last Stylebender” will defend his […]

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Manager: Jon Jones Won’t Move Up Unless It Makes ‘Financial Sense’

Jon Jones will not be moving up to heavyweight just yet. Many in the combat sports world have wanted to see the UFC light heavyweight champion move up. After all, he continues to reign dominant in the 205-pound division and competing at heavyweight would open up fresh new matchups as well as bigger and more […]

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Jon Jones will not be moving up to heavyweight just yet.

Many in the combat sports world have wanted to see the UFC light heavyweight champion move up. After all, he continues to reign dominant in the 205-pound division and competing at heavyweight would open up fresh new matchups as well as bigger and more dangerous opponents.

However, his manager Abraham Kawa doesn’t expect his client to make the move up. The only way that would happen is if the move, or rather, the potential opponent made financial sense:

“Jon’s comfortable at light heavyweight,” Kawa told MMA Junkie on Thursday. “He has no reason to go up to heavyweight unless it makes financial sense for him. He’s already proved that he’s the best fighter that we’ve ever seen. He’s already proved that he’s the GOAT. In my opinion, he’s the GOAT.

“I don’t know if he goes to heavyweight. If the challenge is there and the challenge makes financial sense, he may or may not do it, it’s really up to him so that’s a question for Jon, but it won’t be a question that I believe he would answer today.”

Jones is currently scheduled to defend his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes in the UFC 247 headliner next month. Should he come out on top, there will be even more calls for “Bones” to move up.

But for Kawa, the move requires a big name — someone like former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar:

“Everyone is dying to see Jon jump to heavyweight, well ok, there’s your jump to heavyweight,” Kawa added. “Give him the big, scary monster that is Brock Lesnar and we could go from there.”

Do you think we’ll see Jones move up to heavyweight any time soon?

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Manager Wants Jon Jones To Move Up To Heavyweight Only If Money Is Right

Jon Jones’ manager feels “Bones” should only change weight classes if it makes sense financially. Jones has ruled the roost at light heavyweight for years. While he’s had to clear a few hurdles including a run-in with the law an…

Jon Jones’ manager feels “Bones” should only change weight classes if it makes sense financially. Jones has ruled the roost at light heavyweight for years. While he’s had to clear a few hurdles including a run-in with the law and failed drug tests, Jones is the 205-pound king today. Jones, who is in his second […]

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Jon Jones Rooting For ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone At UFC 246

Jon Jones says he’ll be pulling for Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Cerrone meets Conor McGregor this Saturday night (Jan. 18). It’s a big chance for “Cowboy” to play spoiler in the “Notorious” one’s comeback journe…

Jon Jones says he’ll be pulling for Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Cerrone meets Conor McGregor this Saturday night (Jan. 18). It’s a big chance for “Cowboy” to play spoiler in the “Notorious” one’s comeback journey. There’s a lot riding on the UFC 246 headliner as Dana White has said he’s looking at giving McGregor […]

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Jon Jones Pulling For ‘Cowboy’ Over McGregor At UFC 246

Everyone is pumped for this weekend’s welterweight showdown between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246. With all of the biggest names in combat sports offering their predictions for the fight, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has now chimed in. Speaking to BT Sport, “Bones” admits he’s backing his former Jackson-Wink MMA […]

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Everyone is pumped for this weekend’s welterweight showdown between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246.

With all of the biggest names in combat sports offering their predictions for the fight, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has now chimed in. Speaking to BT Sport, “Bones” admits he’s backing his former Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Cerrone this weekend. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I’m really happy for Cowboy Cerrone, being an Albuquerque fighter, to have such a huge opportunity,” Jones said. “Cowboy Cerrone and I will always have somewhat of a connection, and I’m pulling for him. At the same time, Conor McGregor, I love everything he’s doing for the sport. Such a great businessman, and he’s brought so much awareness to our sport. May the best man win.”

This weekend’s bout will be McGregor’s first since October of 2018 when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomeodv. Cerrone enters the contest on a two-fight losing streak, being stopped in both of those contests.

As for Jones, he’s preparing to put his light heavyweight title up for grabs yet again against Dominick Reyes. The fight goes down from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on February 8.

What do you think about Jones backing Cerrone over McGregor at UFC 246?

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