Jon Jones believes he will cement himself as the GOAT if he wins a second UFC title.
Many have Jones as the GOAT or right near the top with the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Demetrious Johnson among others. But, for “Bones” he already believes he is the greatest of all-time but knows he will need to win another belt to end the talk for good.
“In order to put a lot of this pound-for-pound or who’s the greatest conversation to rest, I’m going to have to maybe obtain a second belt in a different weight class,” Jones said on ESPN‘s First Take (via BJPENN.com). “I think that’ll really set me apart from a lot of guys. The move is inevitable. I’m only getting better as a professional. I think I’m at a place, I have the team around me now that can get me to that weight class in a safe and healthy way, I’m excited for when it does happen.”
Whether or not Jon Jones will move up to heavyweight is to be seen. He will need to beat Dominick Reyes this Saturday at UFC 247.
For Jones, he believes moving up in weight may be easier for her because he would be faster than all the heavyweights.
“I see nothing but good things. I’ve been competing against my brothers my whole life who are both bigger than me, both Super Bowl champions, and I feel like I’m ready for that lane. Light heavyweight fighters, we are truly the most versatile while being strong, fast and athletic. It’s the most dangerous weight class in my opinion. Guys big enough to knock you out but still more athletic enough and agile enough to do some really extraordinary things. It’s a tough weight class. In a way, me moving up to heavyweight could be easier for me cause I’m just used to a much faster pace of fighting.”