Former UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is nowhere near to making his heavyweight debut but he knows he is going to become the champion of the division once he returns to the Octagon. Jones last fought at UFC 247 in February 2020 when he went through a unanimous decision win against Dominick Reyes, a fight many thought that Reyes won. Regardless, no one can deny Jones’ legacy as going down arguably the greatest mixed martial artist to ever step inside the Octagon.
Jones is off from the Octagon for 2 years to change his physiology altogether so that he is able to execute his skills well against the natural giants of his potential opponents. In the due course, Jones has been in news for good and bad reasons. Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2021 for his fight against Alexander Gustaffson back in 2013. On the same night, Jones gets arrested for domestic violence.
Jon Jones says winning the UFC heavyweight championship is in his destiny
Now, the plea deal has put Jones out of legal trouble so far and in order to elevate his game, Jones has also started training under former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo. This happened after Jones was made to leave his former and longtime training gym Jackson-Wink MMA.
On Twitter, someone, presumably a fan, puts Jones in a situation where he comes back and wins the UFC championship belt again. Jones responded to the tweet “I’ve been imagining it for over two years now, I genuinely believe winning this heavyweight championship is in my destiny. It’s already been written. I just need to keep my nose in the dirt for now and keep working, everything else will take care of itself.”
What do you make of Jones’ vision of becoming the UFC heavyweight champion? How do you think Jones will do against the current undisputed champion Francis Ngannou? Jones in his career has won over the likes of former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Stephan Bonnar, current light-heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira, Ryan Bader, Shogun Rua, Rashad Evans, Alexander Gustaffson, Quinton Jackson and many more.