Jon Jones UFCMauricio “Shogun” Rua… check.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson… check.

Lyoto Machida… check.

Rashad Evans… check.

The UFC keeps lining them up; Jon Jones keeps knocking ’em down.

Jones dominated Shogun to capture the UFC light heavyweight championship, and has defended it against three former champions, three of the best 205-pounders in the world.

So is it time for Jones to make the move to heavyweight?

Well, he’s got Dan Henderson on tap first, and Henderson is not a fighter to be overlooked.

But Dan Henderson aside, UFC president Dana White says Jones still has a long way to go before stepping in with the big boys.

“Have you ever heard Jon Jones say this was a hard cut for me or seen him go on the scales and have him look like a skeleton or anything? He makes that cut easy,” said White.

“When you talk about going to heavyweight, you talk about fighting (expletive) Junior dos Santos, guys that are monsters, huge guys.”

When Jones isn’t batting an eye making the cut to 205 pounds, fighting the monsters that cut down to 265 pounds does sound like a fairly daunting task.

It’s one thing for a fighter to jump up a class that is only 10-15 pounds more than where he’s currently fighting, but when you have a fighter with 60-plus pounds on you staring you down, that’s surely an entirely different scenario altogether.

That’s exactly where Jones would find himself.

“He’s still got a long way to go,” White continued. “I know that’s crazy saying that about the champ that just annihilated every champ in the 205-pound division in UFC history, (but) he still has a lot to learn.”

Thinking about that – realizing how dominant Jon Jones has been – is daunting in and of itself. Just how good can this guy get?

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Daniel Cormier critical of Anthony Johnson's role in fake brawl with Jon Jones

  • 27 days ago
  • 322 views

Daniel Cormier thought the fake brawl between Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones was funny, but didn't think it was the direction that Johnson should be going ahead of his title shot. A few months before read news >>

Jon Jones talks UFC Super Fight: I believe I'll beat Cain Velasquez at heavyweight

  • 27 days ago
  • 193 views

"When" Jon Jones moves up to heavyweight, he says he's confident that he has all the tools to beat the champ in Cain Velasquez. Jon Jones will be looking to defend his belt for the 9th time against A read news >>

Jon Jones: I believe I have the skill set to beat Cain Velasquez at heavyweight

  • 28 days ago
  • 157 views

Before you completely start discounting "Bones," check out the reasoning behind his claim by diving in below. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones is at a point i read news >>

Anthony Johnson owns fight prank on Dana White: He 'damn near sh*t on himself'

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones ended up as unlikely allies during a recent press conference as the pair of future opponents joined forces to prank UFC president Dana White. Jon Jones has had a very co read news >>

Daniel Cormier criticizes Anthony Johnson for fake brawl with UFC champ Jon Jones

  • 28 days ago
  • 294 views

Daniel Cormier has mixed thoughts – not all of them good – about the fake brawl staged by UFC champion Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson at this past Saturday’s “UFC: Welcome to the Show” press conferenc read news >>

Alone at top, time for Rousey to look elsewhere for challenge worthy of ticket price

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

In the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division, it’s Ronda Rousey followed (at a distant remove) by everyone else. If the UFC wants to keep charging premium prices for her performances, it needs a brand read news >>

Anthony Johnson explains his and Jon Jones' plot to punk Dana White

  • 28 days ago
  • 1079 views

LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Johnson was the ringleader. He was the one who approached Jon Jones backstage at the UFC's Welcome to the Show press conference Saturday morning at Staples Center. "We need to read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Jon Jones will not label Anderson Silva as a 'cheater'

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Friends don't call each other cheaters. "When you go through a situation like he's gone through, there's a lot of medical people that are gonna advise you to do this or that to heal yourself. I'll ne read news >>

Legacy FC 39 Results and Highlights Video: Leonardo Leite's Now Two-Division Champ | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Leonardo Leite won the middleweight championship at Legacy FC 39 on Friday night, adding the honor to the light heavyweight title designation he already holds. read news >>