UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones knows that one day, in the near future, he will move up to the ranks of the heavyweights. When that time comes, “Bones” will not be jumping around from 205 to heavyweight, focusing just on competing with the big boys.
“When I move up to heavyweight, I definitely won’t be trying to hang on to two belts at the same time. I’ll be focused, strictly on heavyweight,” said Jones, during a recent fan chat.
As for a potential opponent, Jones has someone in mind: Cain Velasquez. The former UFC heavyweight champion was a teammate with Jones in Fort Dodge, Iowa while the two were attending Iowa Central Community College. Both captured NJCAA national wrestling titles before Velasquez moved on to Arizona State University.
“Fighting Cain would be a great honor in the future,” Jones said. “I’m here to fight the best guys and I would love to fight Cain. Not because I don’t like him or anything; I think he’s an awesome guy. But, you know, the competition. That’s why I’m here.”
For now, Jones will focus in on Chael Sonnen, as the two are set to square off in April. They both will also be on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins in January.