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Welcome back to TGIFighting, our regular MMA column publishing every Friday morning. Here, we’ll bring you exclusive interviews, preview upcoming cards and if possible find a way to have fun…

Welcome back to TGIFighting, our regular MMA column publishing every Friday morning. Here, we’ll bring you exclusive interviews, preview upcoming cards and if possible find a way to have fun…

Jon Jones Plans To Be Same Size Or Bigger Than Ngannou In Showdown

Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made it clear that he is bulking up to the point where his physique could rival heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s by the time they face off. Initially, after beating the last two contenders in …

Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made it clear that he is bulking up to the point where his physique could rival heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s by the time they face off. Initially, after beating the last two contenders in close decision victories, Jon Jones decided it was finally time to move up in […]

Jon Jones Plans To Be ‘The Same Size, If Not Bigger’ Than Francis Ngannou

Jon JonesJon Jones says he will be the same size as or perhaps bigger than Francis Ngannou when they finally fight. The former light-heavyweight king has been bulking up since relinquishing his 205lb UFC belt last year. Jones has had his eyes firmly fixed on heavyweight gold but has been unable to come to financial terms […]

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Jon Jones says he will be the same size as or perhaps bigger than Francis Ngannou when they finally fight.

The former light-heavyweight king has been bulking up since relinquishing his 205lb UFC belt last year. Jones has had his eyes firmly fixed on heavyweight gold but has been unable to come to financial terms with the promotion for a fight with Ngannou.

During a recent interview with Fight Hype, Jones revealed he will continue to train despite the fact a financial agreement seems way off. His ultimate goal is to be the same size as or even bigger than Ngannou who weighed 263lbs when he knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260.

“Right now, we’re just training, Jones said. “We’re training and just focusing on things we can control, which is being in the best shape and I think me just getting in shape sells the fight even more. People want to see two titans and Francis is already a titan and I’m trying to become a titan. I want to look like a titan,” I want to be the same size as this guy if not bigger when we get out there. I’ve got a lot of work to do. Hopefully, the fight happens. We’ve just got to stay focused, stay training, and see what the UFC is going to do on their part.”

Jones is enjoying training for heavyweight competition.

“It feels awesome to train heavy. Good to eat whatever I want, obviously I’m on a great diet right now but get to eat tons of food, a lot of rest,” Jones said. “Right now, I’m just living like a total athlete. I’m excited to compete at my full potential going in there without a weight cut. I have two brothers that are really big boys and I feel like this is the guy I was supposed to be the whole time.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

How big you think Jon Jones should get for his heavyweight debut?

Jon Jones Expects Francis Ngannou Fight To Eventually Happen

Jones NgannouJon Jones believes the UFC will eventually do the right thing. Jones has been embroiled in a pay dispute with the UFC for the second straight year as talks heat up of a potential fight with new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Whether the UFC obliges and pays Jones what he feels he’s worth remains to […]

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Jon Jones believes the UFC will eventually do the right thing.

Jones has been embroiled in a pay dispute with the UFC for the second straight year as talks heat up of a potential fight with new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

Whether the UFC obliges and pays Jones what he feels he’s worth remains to be seen. However, the former light heavyweight king believes the fight is too big for the promotion not to eventually stump up the money and get it booked.

“I think it’s gonna happen,” Jones told Fight Hype (via MMA Fighting). “I think the UFC eventually will do the right thing. I think this is one of the greatest fights of our generation and it would be really sad if it weren’t to happen. I believe that it will. It would be a real tragedy [if it didn’t happen]. It’ll happen.

“All in good time. We’re patient and like I said, just doing what we can do and controlling what we can control and doing our part.”

As for what Jones is up to at the moment? He is simply continuing to train and getting in heavyweight shape as he hopes for a resolution to this latest saga.

After all, that is all he can control for the time being.

“Right now, we’re just training,” Jones said. “We’re training and just focusing on things we can control, which is being in the best shape and I think me just getting in shape sells the fight even more. People want to see two titans and Francis is already a titan and I’m trying to become a titan. I want to look like a titan. I want to be the same size as this guy if not bigger when we get out there. I’ve got a lot of work to do.

“Hopefully the fight happens. We’ve just got to stay focused, stay training and see what the UFC is going to do on their part.”

Do you agree with Jones and believe the fight will eventually happen?

Jon Jones Sends Heartwarming Message To White About Negotiations

Spring is in the air, everyone, and Jon Jones decided to share his warm thoughts with Dana White and the rest of the world on Thursday. Jon Jones and Dana White have never had the best relationship according to Jones himself. They haven’t necessarily h…

Spring is in the air, everyone, and Jon Jones decided to share his warm thoughts with Dana White and the rest of the world on Thursday. Jon Jones and Dana White have never had the best relationship according to Jones himself. They haven’t necessarily had any bad blood, but they have butted heads a few […]