Jon Jones: I plan on weighing 240

source: mmamania

UFC lighheavyweight champion Jon Jones is only 24, and growing. He understands a move to heavyweight is inevitable at some point in the future.

In a recent PCS Mobile fan chat, Jones discussed the move up, and a potential fight with Cain Velasquez. However, he cautioned that before moving up intended to break the record set by Tito Ortiz for most title defenses. The record is five, and Jones currently has four wins, which would mean at least two more wins before a move up.

"I definitely have goals to compete at heavyweight and obviously go for the championship," said Jones. "But it's a ways away. Right now I'm cutting weight more efficiently, trying to eat smarter and do things better and the weight cuts are getting easier so, heavyweight might be a ways away."

"Fighting Cain would be a great honor in the future. I'm here to fight the best guys and I would love to fight Cain in the future. Not because I don't like him or anything I think he's an awesome guy, but, you know, the competition. That's why I'm here. "

"When I move up to heavyweight I definitely won't be trying to hang on to two belts at the same time. I'll be focused, you know, strictly on heavyweight."

"When I compete at heavyweight I plan on weighing like 240 and I really won't want to get much bigger than that. I think speed and agility would give me an advantage being smaller than those guys, so."

Jones and Chael Sonnen recently wrapped up filming of TUF 17, where they served as opposing coaches. TUF 17 debuts on Tues., Jan. 22, 2013, on FX. Jones and Sonnen will fight next April in NJ.

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12/12/12 11:11 PM by AresSmashedPrahjuhdee

so much for the wet dreams of some Jones fans saying he'd get up to 250 or 260 and become Uberjones

GriffinQ site profile image  

12/12/12 8:52 PM by GriffinQ

In b4 people post without reading the article, and accuse him of weighing that much already

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12/12/12 8:51 PM by torquemada

Junior is waiting. I'd like to see that fight...

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12/12/12 8:24 PM by UGCTT croy_00

One kick from the Reem would snap those chicken legs.

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12/12/12 8:22 PM by Mr Mister


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12/12/12 8:09 PM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

Agree 100%

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12/12/12 8:07 PM by hubris

lol @ this guy beating up small LHWstoo funny

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12/12/12 8:05 PM by ssj

I would have respect for a Jones in the HW divisionWill probably be rolled viciously by the top5 HW's however

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12/12/12 1:41 PM by UGCTT_VA757_GJTT

Overeem would hape bones

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12/12/12 1:36 PM by StrikeforceSupporter

Cormier vs Jones THIS summer. PLEASE! I like Gustafsson, but he will get tapped in 2 seconds by Jones. And I am banking on Cain to beat JDS, so Cormier and Cain won't fight eachother - that leaves cormier vs Jones Superfight. PLEASE! Let's get that one in the books.