“I actually asked Dana and Lorenzo if I could take a fight [at heavyweight] for the fans at the end of 2012. I figure, beating Henderson and Rashad, there would be a period of waiting on who I am going to fight next and during that period, at the end of 2012 I requested to fight at heavyweight. Just for the fans but Dana and Lorenzo didn’t think that was the best thing for me to do right now, they want me to continue in the light-heavyweight division.
Not necessarily to move weight classes, just to fight a top 10 heavyweight for the fans. They said they didn’t want that for me, not to say it wouldn’t happen still but at the time they said they can think of some other matches, I guess.”
UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones apparently wants to test his skills against the bigger opposition located in the UFC’s heavyweight division.
Trying to cement his legacy and earn his spot in the P4P talk, many think that with his frame and size that he can be very competitive in the weight class up from where he currently competes.
But can he?
(quote via mmafighting.com’s “The MMA Hour”)