“Got great challenges”- Georges St Pierre shares his opinions on Jon Jones’ future in the Heavyweight division


“Got great challenges”- Georges St Pierre shares his  opinions on Jon Jones’ future in the Heavyweight division

Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones

At UFC Paris Athlete Q&A, Georges St Pierre gave his thoughts on Jon Jones future in the Heavyweight division. After his dominant run in the Light Heavyweight division, Jones announced his plans to move up a weight class to compete in the Heavyweight division.

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After a long lay off fans are expecting a return for the former Champion this year. The comeback hasn’t quite come to fruition just yet but rumours continue to float around regarding his comeback.

Bones was on a very dominant run in the 205lbs division and is considered one of the greatest fighters to step into the octagon. After his last title defence against Dominick Reyes back in 2020. Jones vacated the title after the victory at UFC 247. Bones wanted to bulk up to Heavyweight and compete at a higher weight class for new challenges.

Although, a rumoured fight with former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has been discussed. However, nothing official for Jones next fight has been confirmed by the UFC yet.

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Georges St Pierre considers Jon Jones the best fighter in MMA

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Georges St Pierre and Jon Jones

Last weekend at UFC Paris, the former two-division champion, GSP was attending the UFC Athlete: Q&A. He discusses the fighters who he thinks are the GOAT of MMA and his thoughts on the UFC Paris main event. How retirement is treating him as well as Kamaru Usman’s recent KO loss at UFC 278.

When asked about Jon’s future in the Heavyweight division and a potential fight between him and Miocic or Gane. GSP replied, “Jon Jones is known to be the best in the sport, but he never fought at heavyweight. It will be interesting how he will adapt to heavyweight. I’m confident that, after a long layoff, Jon Jones has all the skills to come back like he was when he had his reign at light heavyweight.”

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“I just don’t know how it would play out, It’s just one of these things that time could change the data. I’m very excited, It’s a great time to be a UFC fan.” the former two-division champion added.

After another question on how will Bones fare up against Ngannou and Miocic who are natural Heavyweights, GSP stated, “When I met Jon Jones the last time it was like a year ago, and he put on a lot of weight. He seems very comfortable at that weight. So, it led me to believe he’s going to come back as good as he was in the light heavyweight division, except with more mass, more muscle mass.

St Pierre concluded his answer by stating, “As a fan, I want to see him as he was at light heavyweight and perhaps even better than he was. But, he’s got great challenges ahead.”

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