The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones who vacated his title is all set to make his comeback in the Heavyweight division of UFC. Jones showed his intentions that he wants to compete in Heavyweight now and a few days back he shared the images of his bulk up physique on Instagram.
Jon Jones is keeping a close eye on the UFC Heavyweight division, while talking to EPSN Jones spoke about his former rival Alexander Gustafsson. Jones says, “I don’t think Gustafsson did it the right way, Just because you gain some extra pounds doesn’t mean you’re ready to compete against these boys that were born that way.”
“You’ve got to really take your time, find your body, find your feet, your new speed, your new rhythm. And then go up there and play the game.” From the past months, Jones has been training and bulking up for the Heavyweight division. Jonny Bones further added, “It’s a different feel for me”.
“I would never really train in between fights. I would allow myself to get fat. To train now with no fight scheduled, it’s different. It shows maturity and it shows how much I really want to do this.”
“I’m trying to change my whole makeup. There are some guys that are way bigger than me up there. I’m just constantly pushing … I have to commit my whole life to this project. I’m committed.”
Jones is determined to rule the heavyweight division too
Jones admitted that in his recent fights against Dominick Reyes and Thiago Santos he hasn’t been on his best but now he is working on every lose end of his game. Jones says, ” The light heavyweight division was fun, but I just wasn’t scared of those guys anymore, Like, none of them”
“And I think it showed in some of my performances. Obviously, I still trained hard. But there was no urgency in some of my last fights. With these next guys I’m going to be going up against, I respect these guys. These guys are intimidating — they’re intimidating as s***”
“It just gets me up in a whole different way. I just want there to be no debate when I’m done, do feel like I’ve had a great light heavyweight career. I’m by far the greatest light heavyweight. And in my heart, I do feel like I’m the best fighter in this sport’s history.”