Perhaps the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Jon Jones could further his already established legacy with a win at UFC 247 this Sunday.
The UFC Light-Heavyweight champion faces off against the undefeated Dominick Reyes (12-0), where a win would see him equal former two-division champ Georges St-Pierre record of most title fights in UFC history (15).
Jones has decimated the light-heavyweight division since his arrival in the UFC in 2008. He’s bested some of the greatest the sport has ever seen and is still going strong 12 years later.
He faces a new challenger in his division and perhaps his last at light-heavyweight. Jones has flirted with the idea of moving to heavyweight for a few years now and a win over Dominick Reyes could see ‘Bones’ finally make the move.
Jones has talked about facing the current UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who is currently dealing with an eye injury after regaining his title with a TKO victory over former champ Daniel Cormier in August last year.
“I feel like I really wanna fight Stipe Miocic. I feel like I could beat him,” Jones said to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. “I don’t think I would need a tune up. I’m pretty tuned up.
“I feel great and strong already, I think Stipe is what 230 [pounds]? Me at a lean 230 is plenty, I could totally beat him just based on his performances with [Cormier].
“Our speed differences, my fight IQ, versatility, confidence. I think I’m the guy to beat him for sure. I want to strike while I’m hot.”
It’s not certain he makes the move however, with Jones saying fights against Corey Anderson and Johnny Walker were options.
Whatever Jones decides to do, he reigns supreme in the UFC and will be looking to become just the eighth UFC multi-division champion granted he makes the move to the heavyweight division.