“It’s officially up for grabs. He last defended his title back in February, where he beat Dominick Reyes via a unanimous decision. It’s been an amazing journey, sincere thank you to all my competition, Ufc and most importantly you fans.”. And Jones has been p… What do you make of Jon Jones’ decision to vacate the Light Heavyweight Championship and not attempt to be a dual champion? JON JONES shared footage hitting the weights as he makes his transition into heavyweight. Jones has been a mainstay in the UFC since making his debut at UFC 87 back in 2008. Jon Jones, like Jorge Masvidal, has gotten what he wants. He claimed that he would even walk away for good or spend a few years on the sidelines. But 37-year-old Stipe Miocic's trilogy win over Jones' great rival Daniel Cormier, 41, appeared to inspire a change of heart. Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute, Str. But chaos erupted after UFC president Dana White said the pound-for-pound legend wanted £25million to make the step up. Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land), TD Avg. It will upset fans to hear this decision. Helwani wants the UFC to makes Jones vs. Adesanya this year, Jan Blachowicz tells Jon Jones to go be boring elsewhere. UFC 2020: Jon Jones retires, light heavyweight, heavyweight, latest news | FOX SPORTS FOX SCORES Now, current top-ranked light heavyweight Dominick Reyes will fight Jan Blachowicz with UFC 253 being targeted for the match. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “For some reason these heavyweights don’t seem so big to me tonight. Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavy weight. Jones, however, will look to keep himself ready as he would ideally be next in line for the winner. It’s been an amazing journey, sincere thank you to all my competition, Ufc and most importantly you fans.”, Jones had two official reins as the light heavyweight champion and cleaned out the division. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). heavy lifting. Weight: 205 lbs. Having accomplished everything at light heavyweight, the 33-year-old has set his sights on heavyweight champion, Jones and Ngannou bounced around the idea of fighting each other, but in the end, the two fighters and the UFC could not come to an agreement. to achieve his sensational body transformation, Jones confirmed plans to move up to heavyweight. Jones had been in line to face heavy-hitter Francis Ngannou, 33, in his heavyweight debut this year. The former light heavyweight champion seems to have found something he enjoys i.e.