Jon Jones: I plan on weighing 240
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.