As spectacular as it has been to watch UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones ascend from highly-touted prospect to pound-for-pound great, the 25-year old’s unmatched success has also left the 205-pound division in a situation where legitimate contenders are hard to come by.
If Jones comes out on top against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 he will have essentially dominated the entire weight-class minus one or two potential challengers like Alexander Gustafsson or Glover Teixeira. Fortunately, “Bones” already as a plan in mind if such a scenario unfolds – move up to face bigger foes.
“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,” explained Jones in an interview with Fuel TV. “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.”
As a physical specimen standing 6’4” (with the same reach as 6’11” heavyweight Stefan Struve), there’s no doubt Jones could very well deliver on his dream down the road. Fortunately, for the current crop of heavyweights that is, he still has some business to handle at 205-pounds starting on September 1 when he faces Henderson.
Check out the complete interview with Jones below:
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