The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones last fought inside the Octagon in February 2020 against Dominick Reyes and since then he has been training to move and dominate the Heavyweight division next.
Jones spilled with his longtime management firm and hired Golden boy CEO, Richard Schaefer as his new legal advisor. Recently, Derrick Lewis’s name came up for facing Francis Ngannou in September and Jon Jones is in no rush to spoil his Heavyweight debut either.
Talking about his Heavyweight debut on Twitter, Jones says, “I know lots of them do, that’s why I’m not going to allow anyone to rush me. Becoming a heavy weight is a serious process. Not many people understands what it takes to do it the right way. I’ll be back when I’m good and ready.”
While one of the fan asked him about his cardio being affected while going to Heavyweight, Jones says, “It would definitely hurt my speed and cardio if I was to try and rush the process. Achieving greatness isn’t something that’s done overnight, it takes patience and consistency sometimes. Right now my biggest fight is in the gym day by day. Getting more gold will come later.”
Jon Jones also clapped back at Anthony Smith’s recent interview
The UFC fans are waiting eagerly for Jon Jones’s Heavyweight debut and although, he is outside the Octagon but he knows very well how to stay relevant or his opponents couldn’t help themselves from poking him.
In one of his recent interviews, Anthony Smith blamed Jon Jones that he failed every drug test during their fight week. Smith was referring to this after trace amounts of a metabolite for oral turinabol showed up in an out-of-competition drug test for Jon Jones.
In the end he was allowed to fight and Jones won against Smith by a unanimous decision. Jones’s clapped back at Smith’s interview and says, “The week of our fight, Jon failed every drug test. Whatever helps you sleep at night buddy.”
“The latest excuse from a past victim, “I swear he’s 6 foot 6”. He added, “Like I said, everyone always gets so impressed with the guy with big knock out power. I’m more of a fan of longevity. Being a champion for years isn’t for everyone.”