Jon Jones Reacts to UFC 252 Headliner, Once Again Hints at Imminent Move to Heavyweight

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 16, 2020

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Jon Jones was an interested observer during the UFC 252 main event, as evidenced by his live reaction on Twitter as Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier squared off for a third time at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

After Miocic had his hand raised after five competitive rounds to retain his heavyweight belt, Jones once again implied that a transition to the heavyweight division was near.

“Heavyweight world championships I will be seeing you real soon,” Jones wrote. “Victorious.”

For years, Jones has teased a move to the big man’s division. At times, he seemed more interested in clearing out his own weight class. At others, he appeared to be more intrigued with taking on a new challenge. Most recently, the Jackson-Wink MMA standout displayed interest in a matchup with heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou before a bitter public dispute over money prompted Jones to threaten to vacate his light heavyweight title and walk away from the sport.

Since then, Jones hasn’t said much regarding his fighting future until Saturday, when he expressed confidence in his ability to match up with the best in the heavyweight division.

“For some reason these heavyweights don’t seem so big to me tonight,” he wrote.

“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.”

Jones’ remarks didn’t go unnoticed, as Ngannou reminded “Bones” that another superfight could potentially await.

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