Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, is preparing to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) return once he finally settles his beef with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Just don’t expect “Bones” to make good on that oft-teased move to heavyweight. Well, at least not permanently.
“Honestly don’t think I’m ever going to officially move to heavyweight,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “I make 205 way too easily. Heavyweights take way too much damage [but] I will start picking off super fights.”
Heavyweight damage kinda sucks (just ask this guy).
Jones hasn’t been seen since finishing longtime rival Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last July, thanks to a suspension incurred from a second failed drug test that Team “Bones” disputes was any form of cheating.
But the layoff should not be a disadvantage on fight night, because the embattled combat sports star is expected to fight another inactive “animal” in the form of returning ex-heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar.
“I don’t underestimate Brock Lesnar, dude’s been whooping ass his whole life,” he said. “He’s just facing a different animal this time, that’s all. My brother wrestled at 275 lbs. throughout high school, I’ve been dealing with bigger guys my whole life.”
No word yet on when these two will finally hook ‘em up, but it sounds like both parties are on board, as is promotion president Dana White, so look for that announcement in the coming months.