Just how major will the heavyweight version of Jon Jones be?
For the previous 12 decades, Jones has designed championship fat in the 205-pound division like clockwork, so it continues to be to be observed just how considerably far more poundage he’ll pack on when methods onto the scale as a heavyweight.
On Tuesday, Jones posted an additional instruction update featuring sparring highlights accompanied by a caption that reads, “More cardio implies additional food, back again down to 245.”
Jones has constantly been regarded as staying on the much larger facet in the light heavyweight division, which is one of the causes why followers and media have extended speculated that Jones could uncover success at heavyweight. The two-time undisputed UFC champion experienced also stated a possible shift in the previous ahead of committing to a transform in divisions final yr.
For the most part, Jones’ genuine weight when he normally can make the wander to the octagon is mysterious, but when he competed at UFC 232 in December 2018 in Inglewood, Calif., the California Point out Athletic Fee did launch battle evening weights. Jones was shown at 222.5 kilos, an 8.5 p.c difference in comparison to his official excess weight of 204 lbs . at the formal weigh-ins the working day before.
Jones and the UFC have nonetheless to set a day for his heavyweight debut, with all those negotiations presumably ramping up next the outcome of the impending UFC 260 heavyweight title bout among winner Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou on March 27.