Jones: I want to be the heavyweight champion

by John Morgan | source:

Plenty of records are left to be broken, and there also may be another belt in his future: the UFC heavyweight title.

"Because things have been going so well, right now it's about not putting limits on anything and realizing the sky is the limit," Jones told USA TODAY Sports in an exclusive interview. "Really, I want everything, and I've said that since day one. I want to be the best. I want to be a record-holder in everything. I want to be a heavyweight champion and a light-heavyweight champion. I want it all."

"I respect the champions and the top-ranked guys in the heavyweight division," Jones said. "I realize that me, at my current size, the odds would be majorly against me, so it would be about doing it right, doing it with a lot of passion, and having fun with the game. I'll do it right when that time comes, I'll give it my all, and I'll expect to be a winner."

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Kings21 site profile image  

11/6/12 5:10 PM by Kings21

The only thing similar about vera and jones is that they both had hype. One has lived up to that hype while the other has wallowed in the sea of mediocrity coming up short on the biggest tests. I dont know if jones will do well at HW but I think if he can put on some size and handle the bigger wrestlers like he's been handling the LHW wrestlers then hes gonnna do damn good. Of course It'd be interesting to see how well he takes a HW punch. Machida tagged him pretty good and he didnt like it much. Though he did go on to choke him unconscious.

Warzone209 site profile image  

11/6/12 12:10 PM by Warzone209

JBJ is only 25...wait till he's 27-28 and has man strength and hits the deadlifts for a year...He will be HW champ no doubt especially after a couple more years of Striking and BJJ....EZ.

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

11/6/12 12:04 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Indeed you are, sir.Jon will have to jump over you, pull the axe, and see the bridge retract, before you can be defeated.

Smokemonster site profile image  

11/6/12 12:01 PM by Smokemonster

JBJ would get fucked up by..... Overeem, Velasquez, and of course JDS just to name a few

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

11/6/12 11:57 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Nah.. I actually believe him on this one. He's been saying it for a while. I think he will have to totally clean out 205 before Dana lets him though.

BrianStannFan site profile image  

11/6/12 11:56 AM by BrianStannFan

we are at the last lvl and he is the final boss

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

11/6/12 11:53 AM by Zed Wayne Zed

You want to see his detractors go to another level of hate?Wait until Jon murks his first HW fight against a mid-tier fighter.They'll be livid!

RyannVonDooDoo site profile image  

11/6/12 11:48 AM by RyannVonDooDoo

In the ufc? Pat barry. Overeem.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

11/6/12 11:44 AM by SQUEEZIE

funny thing is vera was already finishing hw and said he was gonna go down to lhw and win that belt after winning the hw belt.he did a lot better against hw than he has against lhw...did u see what bones did to him? when vera was still thot to be good and expected to make a run at 205 coming down from hw.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

11/6/12 11:33 AM by SQUEEZIE

223-228 cutting to 205 = cutting "tonne" of weight,needs to move up.215-220 cutting to 185 = avg. size mw, needs to fights gsp. u ladies crack me up.