LAS VEGAS – Dana White isn’t certain when Jon Jones will make his heavyweight debut, but the UFC president isn’t ruling out an rapid title shot.
“Last time we talked to Jon Jones, Jon Jones explained he was going to get some time and do his issues he’s into ideal now and consider some time, and when there is a ideal combat, he’ll give us a connect with,” White explained.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), the several time UFC gentle heavyweight champion, not long ago elected to vacate his title in favor of a transfer to heavyweight in chase of legacy fights to close his profession. Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes will compete for the now-vacant title on Sept. 26 at UFC 253.
In the meantime, Jones has claimed he’ll appear to bulk up a little bit in prep for his heavyweight debut. White previously produced it crystal clear that the current prepare for existing UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic is a rematch with the hard-hitting Francis Ngannou.
Could Jones be subsequent in line for the winner, even though? White stated he was not guaranteed but certainly did not rule it out though praising Jones’ pedigree – and evoking a former rival’s identify in referee Steve Mazzagatti, who infamously disqualified in a 2009 clash with Matt Hamill, a result that nonetheless stands as the lone blemish on Jones’ occupation file.
“I imply realistically, Jon Jones is undefeated,” White mentioned. “He’s never ever been beat. Mazzagatti’s been out of the video game for several years. I really don’t indicate to continue to keep beating this person up, but you know. Jon Jones is undefeated.”