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Jon Jones: I want to be the heavyweight champion | UFC NEWS


“Because things have been going so well, right now it’s about not putting limits on anything and realizing the sky is the limit. 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. 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.”

(via USA Today)

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35 Comments to Jon Jones: I want to be the heavyweight champion | UFC NEWS

  1. 209 says:

    Jon the only reason you are doing so well is your size advantage. Guys like Big Foot, Werdum, Cigano, Cain, and Overeem will take your head out of your shoulders.

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      Yeah but the same could be said for a number of bigger fighters, Silva is massive for a MW, also Thiago Alves is massive for a WW and many LWH’s started off as HW’s and MW’s who started off as LHW’s. You’ve just got to concede JBJ is in a league of his own at LWH. He has to make the same weight as everyone else so it’s an even playing field.

      When it comes to moving up I think he’ll have some success, I do not think he will ever beat a Cain/JDS NO WAY NO HOW or other top contenders but certainly think he would do well against the middle order.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Any top 5 HW would sotomize Bonesy boy.He aint gonna move up

  3. Brend0magic says:

    JDS would destroy Jones, and so would Cain, Cormier, and most top heavyweight contenders.

  4. Me says:

    He have a steafy wrestling base and if he connwcts harder with ech hit he delivera then yeah but the thing is JDS hits hard, reaaally hard and he moves like a LWer. If JJ can keep his speed and increase his power the same time then yes he will have a very solid shot at the HW title. But that is assuming that Cain wont win, cuz if Cain is the champ then i dont see JJs wrestling being effective and yeah… Just dont see that happening.

  5. Dana Is Greedy says:

    I don’t believe its just a size advantage JBJ does have a ability to adjust to his opponent..Brandon Vera had the same size advantage over fighters in the light HW division and didnt do very well..The kid is realistic his legs are twigs and his muscle mass isnt there yet..Hope he does move up eventually the match ups would be intresting for sure..

    • deez nuts says:

      JBJ reach is 80″ thats why he beat top LHW fighters he fights way on the outside so there isnt no echange and if he gets hit he switches to wrestling,no way he can beat guys in hw he isnt strong enough to knock out people in lhw so i dont see him beating most hws like jds, velasquez , carwin,nogera even struve and nelson would beat him he should stay in LHW but i would like to see him get knocked out so i wouldnt mind if he did

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        Actually Jones has a 84.5 ” reach is why he has such a huge advantage over other LHW. Cormier, Cain, JDS, will destroy Jones but more than likely Greg Jackson will find a way to avoid any bad matchups at HW

        • GET RID OF GET RID OF FITCH (forever) (forever) says:

          and we will find a way to avoid any bad comments from you.

  6. Zack says:

    Jds would WRECK him!

  7. Iceman says:

    What the hell is the code about,when u post a comment u have to put the code in??does anybody else have that?HELP!

  8. Black Jesus says:

    Jbj could beat tank abbott.

  9. Rome says:

    “how you gonna get the moon off you”

  10. Shatta says:

    how bout u fight any HW right now and forget about size… silva didnt complain about bonnar being a huge guy and silva weighing in at 202….. so stop playing around n take a HW fight and c where u stand …

  11. Mick says:

    I don’t understand why people are saying why doesn’t he move up right now Anderson silva does it blah blah blah… You realize that the difference between weight limits from MW to LHW is 20pounds opposed to the 60pounds difference from LHW to HW… And Anderson also was well older than jbj wen he went up to fight at 205.. Jones is young and needs to develope his skills some more because more so than any other division if mess up at HW ur gettin knocked out… Give him a year or two

  12. T.DADDY says:

    JBJ will get his shit pushed in if he ever moves up…

  13. Jarrod says:

    U want to be the best but won’t fight silva?? Well u will never be the best than

    • RealisticFan says:

      Silva has stated he doesn’t want to fight Jones. He will fight him for 50% of the UFC. Get off the nutz of Jones. You can’t even carry his jock strap.

  14. SQuatch says:

    Come on now let’s not forget the power of “roids”. If Overeem can move up from LH than why can’t JBJ? Yes granted Alistaire at LH carried more size than JBJ, but shit on the juice JBJ could completely change his physigue (and lets not forget he’s still young and can fight his ass off)….Just don’t expect him to be able to take a shot from a JDS or a Mark Hunt though LOL Zzzzzz.

  15. BF says:

    JBJ would use them as skid marks in his panties

  16. Mayor of Deviance says:

    JDS will crush JBJ’s face. Can’t wait.

  17. Truth is, it is damn difficult to become a UFC multi-division champion. Unlike boxing, MMA(UFC) has aspects in the game that makes size a tremendous advantage.

    Apart from the bantam, feather, and light divisions…. it will be long before we’ll see a dominant fighter in two weight divisions from middleweight up.

  18. frankie says:

    jon jones heavyweight champ? in his wildest dreams. thats the only way hed be the heavyweight champ. he wont beat all the above guys mentioned then beat jds, in what reality would this happen???

  19. Alistair Connell says:

    Aw, come on Jones. I respect you man, but if you jump into the realm with my home boy Overeem, you’re going to get the shit knocked out of you.

    • deez nutz says:

      Your “home boy” Overeem has gotten his ass kicked by quite a few LHWs already.

      Reem is also a good indicator of how massive Jones could be at HW. AO was that lanky skinny LHW not all that long ago, with a huge frame and height, now he is a monster. Jones actually has a BIGGER frame.

      Y’all need to check your math. JBJ will come into his first HW fight at 245-250 and he will still have a 7-8 in reach advantage over the guys in that division.

  20. Nunya says:

    Its early to tell. Can JBJ compete in HW now? In the lower ranked fighters, but lucky he is young because he has a long way to go to catch up to the top 10. A match with Anderson Silva is no easy task, but i think he is closer to competing against the G.O.A.T. Mr. Spider then he is to go against any top 10 HW.

  21. Josiah says:

    well, the MW & LHW right now is pretty boring because of silva & jones. its not about who will win anymore but how they’re going to kill their opponents. it’s time to see new talents and on my opinion it is best that jones moves up to HW and so as silva moving to LHW, if they’re not going to fight anyway. if this happens i believe this pose new challenges on both fighters making them more exciting and probably bring back the excitement on the divisions that the left.

    • Xaninho says:

      If that would happen the next MW champ will always have to listen to people saying he’s only the champ because Anderson Silva moved up, which would be true.

  22. saiasaka says:

    I’m not even a “big” fan of JBJ but I think he could do very good things at HW. Do not forget that he have a 7.5 inch reach advantage on JDS… I’m not saying that he beats JDS but that he has the reach advantage also in the HW division…
    technically, I think he’s better than a lot of heavyweights.
    Except JDS, Cain, Cormier (if he join UFC)and (maybe) Overeem which are difficult matchup I think Jones can beats the others

  23. DMAC says:

    Jon you have a advantage that’s the only reason you dominate!!! Haha what a batch of dumb shits. This is combat sports not fight someone your own size. There’s plenty of fighters that are huge for their division but since Its a sheep thing to do in 2012 people think they actually have a point. Hey since his elbows are so wicked he should get them shaved down, so they can b more =, haha

  24. ya herd says:

    Silva said he wants to fight to atleat 40 years old, now that the pressure is getting bigger to fight jones, hes starting to say hes got better things to do than get hit in the face??? im confused…Im sick of anderson silva and jones, avoiding each other, just go ahead and retire now anderson, u clearly dont want to test yourself to the ultimate level same goes for jones, why wouldt the number 1 guy and number 2 guy in the world want to fight. i would want to prove 100% i can beat that guy! people will say oh jones is to big, people will say oh there is to much to lose for each fighter.. At the end of the day u only live once, if u are a real fighter u would want to fight the guy people say could beat u.. they both are being pussys.. if this fight never happens im done with following ufc ive been a hardcore fan for years, and its getting to much WWE rather than mma, people fighting with there mouths not skills and still getting big fights that other people deserve. As for jones in the HW division,he wouldnt last long, the only reason hes done so well is that reach hes got 84.5 inches… the average LHW would have a reach of around 74 inches and be around 6ft 1 in height , were if he moved up to HW the average reach would be around 78 inches and be 6ft 3 in height , listen it just isnt jones reach thats got him to were he is the guy has some serious skills, but if he moved up hes in trouble in my opinion! guys that have skinny legs and long necks are more knowing for being kod that just what i think would happen because if he moved up his reach wouldnt have the same affect as it did before

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