Jon Jones May Still Test Heavyweight But Daniel Cormier Will Have to Cut to 205lbs for a Shot


Jon Jones at Fan Q&AUFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still has plans for a heavyweight move in the future, but with his weight down lately, that may not happen for a little while longer.

Jones has long discussed the possibility of making a move to a bigger weight class, but with a nutritionist now overseeing his eating habits, cutting down to 205lbs is easier than ever.

That doesn’t mean he won’t be moving to heavyweight, but the timeline for that move may get pushed back a little bit.

“I have a nutritionist now so I’ve been making weight a lot easier, staying in shape when I’m off season and things like that. So I think heavyweight was going to be prolonged until 2014, maybe late this year, who knows. It definitely would be a fight for the fans and I would want to fight some one as a top contender,” Jones revealed during a fan Q&A on Friday.

There are a lot of potential match-ups for Jones should he move to heavyweight, and much like UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva who has ventured to the weight class above him a few times, the “super fight” crossover is always appealing.

One fight that won’t happen for Jones at heavyweight is a match-up against former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier.

Jones and Cormier have exchanged verbal jabs a lot in the press lately, and the former Olympian has made it clear he eventually wants to drop to light heavyweight to take a crack at the incumbent UFC champion.

Well, if Cormier wants a shot at Jones, dropping is exactly what he’ll have to do because the UFC’s reigning light heavyweight king has no intention of moving up to meet him in the middle.

“That guy’s gonna have to come and get me,” said Jones about Cormier. “He’s been talking all this trash, I’m going to make him cut that weight.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 201 views

Every wonder how UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and upcoming UFC 178 opponent Daniel Cormier first became enemies? On Wednesday’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Jones discussed the origin read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 1093 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s already-legendary “SportsCenter” interview has gone from funny to slightly disturbing.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 320 views

Not long after UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier collided in a UFC 178 media day melee on Monday, the two rivals appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter. But the beef continued well read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones injured his leg in training, which has forced officials to postpone his scheduled title defense vs. Daniel Cormier to January 3rd. As if the UFC didn't have e read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is withdrawing from his UFC 178 title defense opposite Daniel Cormier due to a leg injury. Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter first reported the news on Twitter, read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 196 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones, got into a knock-down, drag-out fight against division number one contender Daniel Cormier, during their first promotional t read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier get into a bizarre exchange at the UFC 178 Media Tour in L.A. when Jones tells the challenger, "I'm going to make him my wife." read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 200 views

Video: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week to preview his upcoming 205-pound title defense against division read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 836 views

Jon Jones appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday night. The UFC light heayvwight champion discussed why he "reacted" during the brawl, saying Daniel Cormier looked "nervous" before the staredow read news >>