Jon Jones States He Could Be Making The Move To Heavyweight As Soon As "2013 or 2014" | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Jon Jones comments to FUEL TV.
The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is set to defend his title against former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson at UFC 151. Jones admits his focus is currently on defending his title against Henderson however he also states that he could be making the move to Heavyweight as soon as 2013.
“I’ve put thought into it and, like I said, not to be cliché, but Dan Henderson is my main priority and focus, but I have a lot of years left in fighting. Coming up to heavyweight is something I’d like to do maybe in the next two or three years,”
“2013 or 2014; it would be cool.”
At UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera UFC President Dana White announced that whoever wins in the most impressive fashion will receive the next title shot. Lyoto Machida stepped up and claimed the shot after dispatching Ryan Bader in the second round. Jones has since stated he doesn’t want the Machida rematch which also leads us to believe he could be very close to making the move.
However one thing that could be keeping Jones at Light-Heavyweight for the moment is the record for most consecutive title defences currently held by Tito Ortiz. His record stands at five, Jones is currently at three and with a win over Henderson he will be just one away from equalling the record. Jones has also previously stated that the record is something that motivates him.
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