Jon Jones’ forthcoming heavyweight debut is one of the more intriguing narratives of 2021, and the former light heavyweight champion predicts that when he does make his divisional debut it will represent the best form of his career.
Jones relinquished the UFC’s 205-pound title last year following a close decision win against Dominick Reyes, saying that the contenders in the light heavyweight frame just didn’t excite him anymore and said that his next test would be at heavyweight — something which is expected to come against the winner of next month’s heavyweight title tilt between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
And debuting his new frame in a Twitter video, Jones said that he expects to be at his “all time best” the next time he sets foot on the Octagon canvas.
I feel like I move pretty good for a fat boy, I believe I’ll be moving at my all-time best once I actually get in shape pic.twitter.com/qjEsXfShid
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 26, 2021
“I feel like I move pretty good for a fat boy,” Jones wrote. “I believe I’ll be moving at my all-time best once I actually get in shape.”
There has been no concrete date suggested as to when Jones’ heavyweight debut might come but the smart money suggests that Dana White and the UFC will attempt to align it for one of the promotion’s tentpole events this summer.
Until then, we’ll have to stay tuned to social media for updates.