Jon Jones has signaled his intention to move up to heavyweight to fight for the title after watching last night’s UFC 252 heavyweight trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
“Heavyweight world championships I will be seeing you real soon. Victorious,” Jones wrote on Twitter after Miocic’s decision win over DC.
“For some reason these heavyweights don’t seem so big to me tonight,” Jones continued.
“Avoid Stipe’s right hand, I’m too fast, I’ll be too strong when the time is right and have way too much energy. Soon and very soon I’ll be considered the baddest man on this planet.”
One man who was none to happy to hear of Jones’ plan was Francis Ngannou, who believes he’s next in line for a shot at the heavyweight title.
“Come on, Jonny,” Ngannou responded via ESPN. “I’m still right here. You can sit down and wait your turn. I would be shocked if UFC let him pass me.”
With that in mind, Ngannou will be relieved to hear that Dana White agrees that he should be next in line to fight Miocic for the belt.
“Francis is definitely next,” White said at the UFC 252 post-fight press conference. “I mean, you can’t jump over Francis. Francis has been out there destroying everybody, and if you look at how long ago it was that he got that title shot (against Miocic), he’s worked his way back. It belongs to Francis Ngannou.
“But yeah, Jon Jones going to heavyweight is very interesting.”