Jones: ‘I Can Beat Velasquez At Heavyweight’


Jon Jones dominance is incredibly impressive, and should he defeat Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson at UFC 187 in May, many believe he has cleared out the light heavyweight division.

For quite some time, there has been talks of Jones moving up to heavyweight for some superfights, most notably with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Jones spoke about the idea at the ‘UFC: Welcome To The Show’ press conference on Saturday.

“I don’t know when I’m going to move up in weight. I’ve entertained the thought of going to heavyweight so many times and I think right now with all due respect to Anthony (Johnson), I believe I’ll win that fight and get into super fights and rematches. But if I do go to heavyweight or when I do go to heavyweight, I do believe I have the skill set to beat Cain.”

“Cain’s a magnificent opponent. My main reason for believing I’ll beat Cain is his size. He’s not one of these massive heavyweights who’s going to just out weigh me and out power me in every situation. He’s a guy I can totally compete with, that I’m smart enough to compete with him.”