Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boy’ Rozenstruik is excited about Jon Jones’s move to the heavyweight division. The number 3 ranked Surinamese heavyweight who has an impressive record of 11-1 in his MMA career, had words of praise for arguably the greatest light-heavyweight of all time – Jon Jones. Jon Jones recently, moved to the heavyweight division, in pursuit of bigger and better challenges and is expected to take on the winner of the rematch between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and number 1 ranked heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou.
Speaking of this in an interview with MMA Junkie, Rozenstruik heaped praises on Jon Jones and added that he would like to take on ‘Bones‘ someday.
‘For me, it’s a big motivation‘ – Jairzinho Rozenstruik
“It’s exciting and it’s a big motivation, Jon Jones in the heavyweight division. Because you know, that guy is one of the best and he’s going to come in there and try to do his thing. You as a fighter in the heavyweight division train harder and you have to make sure that if you get that fight, you wanna win.
He continued, “You don’t want to go in there and do something crazy and lose the fight. You want to go in there and win, it doesn’t matter what it takes. For me, it’s a big motivation.”
Speaking about taking on Jon Jones someday, ‘Bigi Boy’ said, “Yeah, that would be nice, I mean, he’s the greatest of all-time. Everyone wants to fight the greatest of all time and see where you’re at in your career. If you get that fight you’re going to be even more motivated, and yeah, you would be working harder for what’s coming. Jon Jones is one of the best, but that doesn’t mean that you want to lose against Jon Jones. You want to win against the best. To be the best, you got to beat the best.”
Rozenstruik is scheduled to take on up and coming heavyweight prospect Ciryl Gane at UFC Fight Night 187, on the 13th of March. Both Rozenstruik and Gane are coming off TKO victories against Junior dos Santos.