Jon Jones has been reigning over the light heavyweight division for years now. But, the biggest question has always been, when will he move up to heavyweight?
Yet, according to Abe Kawa, who is Jones’ manager, he will only move up to heavyweight if the pay is right.
“Jon’s comfortable at light heavyweight,” Kawa said to MMA Junkie. “He has no reason to go up to heavyweight unless it makes financial sense for him. He’s already proved that he’s the best fighter that we’ve ever seen. He’s already proved that he’s the GOAT. In my opinion, he’s the GOAT.”
Although many are thinking he will move up, Jon Jones is set to defend his light heavyweight belt at UFC 247 on Feb. 8. It is an interesting fight against Dominick Reyes so “Bones” is focusing on that and not worried about heavyweight.
“I don’t know if he goes to heavyweight,” Kawa said. “If the challenge is there and the challenge makes financial sense, he may or may not do it, it’s really up to him so that’s a question for Jon. But, it won’t be a question that I believe he would answer today.”
There is no question there are more big fights for Jon Jones at heavyweight like fighting the winner of Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
But, for Kawa, he says one fight makes sense for Jones to move up and that is Brock Lesnar as it is a massive heavyweight and a big payday.
“Everyone is dying to see Jon jump to heavyweight, well okay, there’s your jump to heavyweight. Give him the big, scary monster that is Brock Lesnar and we could go from there.”
Whether or not we will ever see Jon Jones move up to heavyweight is to be seen. But, there are still options for him at both light heavyweight and heavyweight.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime