Jon Jones next fight will be against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 early next year, but he has big plans for what he wants to do after that.
Jones revealed at the UFC 247 press conference yesterday that he is now on the verge of moving up to heavyweight and wants to head straight into a title fight with Stipe Miocic if he does so.
“I think it’s a very strong possibility,” Jones told reporters of a move up to heavyweight. “Absolutely. There’s always going to be someone next. I feel as though I’ve cleared the division and I’m not waiting around. I’m taking new challenges. I’m not sitting on the title. I’m not hiding from anybody. I chose Dominick because he appears to be the best out of all my contenders and I’m just ready to take over the world.”
In fact, Jones went on to state that he actually tried to get the fight with Miocic first before he eventually settled on Reyes due to the UFC having other plans for the heavyweight champion at the time.
“I was trying to get a Stipe Miocic fight and I thought that maybe that would happen. But instead we have Stipe vs. ‘DC’ 3. But at the moment I was so ready to go to heavyweight and stick my hands in some of those big fellas.”