“Jon Jones at heavyweight — me? I don’t like that so much,” Gilbert Burns believes Jones transition to Heavyweight is a bad idea

The number one Welterweight contender Gilbert Burns believes that Jon Jones's heavyweight move isn't a good idea for him.

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Gilbert Burns and Jon Jones

The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be making his comeback inside the Octagon is an unexplored territory i.e. Heavyweight division. Many people are speculating the Jones will make his comeback against the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou.

Some of the UFC fighters don’t think this is a good idea for Jones. The number one Welterweight contender Gilbert Burns also called it a bad move on his personal YouTube channel. Burns says,

“Jon Jones at heavyweight — me? I don’t like that so much, then you have a guy like Francis Ngannou in the heavyweight division, I don’t know. I don’t see an easy path for Jon Jones in the heavyweight division. Or he has to fight Stipe if he Stipe beats Ngannou, Stipe is fighting Jon Jones.”

“But I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think Ngannou is going to defeat Stipe and Ngannou will fight Jon Jones. And I don’t like that fight. … I don’t like the what if but what if Jon Jones goes against Francis Ngannou and Ngannou going to knock him out badly. How about that? What is Jon Jones going to do?”

“First, when you’re undefeated and you lose, it’s very tough. … If you’re champion, champion, undefeated, undisputed and then you lose badly, I don’t know how that’s going to affect you right here. I don’t know about Jon Jones’ future. I think he still has a couple of guys to beat at 205.”

“My opinion — he should fight Adesanya. Stay at 205, beat Jan Blachowicz, beat Santos again, another guy.”

Gilbert Burns believes a lot of other Heavyweight contenders can create a problem for Jones

Gilbert Burns

Apart from Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, Burns believes that there are many other top Heavyweight contenders that can create a problem for Jones. He added, “I don’t know if it’s just me but there’s a lot of bad matchups for him,”

“Curtis Blaydes is a wrestler, good striker, hits very, very hard. Then we got Alistair Overeem, they used to train together and Overeem called him out. What does that mean? If the guy called you out and you used to train together, that’s a little confidence at least.”

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