Despite the many rumors that there have been about the possible withdrawal of Jon jones (26–1), it is now known that he left the title vacant. It seems obvious that his resignation from the World Semi-Heavyweight Championship UFC is motivated by your intention to move up to full weight. The truth is, he has never hidden his interest in competing in the heaviest division after becoming the best 205-pound fighter in history. And now “Bones” has good news regarding this question.
Jon jones He is no longer the light heavyweight champion of UFC, which went viral quickly. This Monday “Bones” revealed that after having a conversation about his future with the promotion that owns the Octagon, he decided to vacate his 205-pound title with immediate effect. “I just got off the phone with the UFC, today I confirm that I vacate the light heavyweight championship,” he tweeted. “It is officially up for grabs. It has been an incredible trip, sincere thanks to all my competition, UFC and most importantly to the fans ”, dictated.
I just had a really positive conversation with UFC. It looks like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavyweight. All good news, I will start the weight gain process. In good faith I will stay in the test group for the next half year or so. I will continue lifting weights and training all the different martial arts “, was what he expressed to make it known that he will fight in a very competitive category.
Several want to fight for the title
Nothing is confirmed at the moment, but it seems that everything is on the right track so that Jones compete at heavyweight at some point in the future. Presumably it will not happen in 2020, so there will be a long wait. But, of course, you have to be attentive to any news that may arise in the coming months about its future. Notably Jon has disagreed with UFC for the past few months, after he expressed interest in moving up to heavyweight for a possible showdown with Francis Ngannou.
Immediately after engaging in conversations to make that fight happen, Jones revealed that the negotiations were closed when he stated that UFC refused to budge due to financial constraints. The president of the top Mixed Martial Arts company, Dana White, later said that Jon he was asking for “absurd” money to take on Ngannou, which seemed to exacerbate the growing tensions between the fighter and the promotion.