Dana White has forgiven many of Jon Jones’ sins in the name of business. The current UFC light heavyweight champion has made it clear that he feels the competition at the 205-pound division is not up to the standards of who he’d like to fight inside the Octagon and has teased a move to heavyweight.
While fans are salivating at the idea of Jones fighting the likes of Francis Ngannou, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, or even an unlikely trilogy fight against Daniel Cormier at Cormier’s natural weight class, UFC President Dana White isn’t buying the idea.
“I don’t know about him going to heavyweight, I think he’s comfortable at light heavyweight, and every time that you think there’s not another challenger for Jon Jones, there’s another challenger for Jon Jones,” White told ESPN.
“I don’t know, we’ll have to see how this thing plays out. He has to get through Dominick Reyes first before you even start thinking about heavyweight or anything else.”
Jones returns at UFC 247 to go up against the undefeated Reyes, as Jones defends his title for the second time since winning it back at UFC 232 against Alexander Gustafsson.