Jones wants superfight with Cain Velasquez within next year
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appeared recently at the Gentleman’s Expo, and says he wants a superfight with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, within the next year. Jones plans to may the transition to heavyweight permanent over the next two years.
“I think that’s going to happen within the next two years – I’ll go up to heavyweight, permanently,” said Jones as transcribed by B/R. “But I am looking to take a superfight sooner or later, within the next year. So, yeah I’m excited for it. I’ve been really thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. It would be huge for the sport. He’s definitely the toughest guy in that division, and he’s not that big, so I think it would a really entertaining fight. Don’t be surprised if you see that sooner or later.”
Jones currently has a fight planned with Glover Teixeira in late Winter, plus a possible rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.