Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t appear to be overly keen on the idea of moving up to heavyweight to fight Daniel Cormier for a third time, but he’s indicated that if the UFC is willing to break the bank for it then it could happen.
“There’s still a lot of interest in me fighting Daniel Cormier for some reason,” Jones told ESPN. “I don’t really know what it is. The first time I won by unanimous decision and the second time I won by knockout,so I don’t know why people want to see us fight again so bad. But, at heavyweight I guess that would add a few different factors. So yeah, if that’s the fight the world wants to see, I know one thing about the UFC, we give the fans what they want.”
Jones made it clear however that it’s not going to happen at heavyweight without the UFC meeting his financial demands.
“There’s a lot of big fights that people want to see me have in the light heavyweight division, so there’s really no need for me to go to heavyweight,” Jones told ESPN. “I’m doing well where I’m at, I’m making weight really easily. And I feel like when the UFC approaches me about a fight they feel will be a ‘mega-fight,’ and they come with the numbers that would make sense for me to do that, I’ll totally do it…
“…it’s gonna take that checkbook for me to bounce up to heavyweight.”