UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has at least two title fights ahead of him, his next against Glover Teixeira and a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson after that, but he’s already setting his targets on much bigger prospects.
In a recent interview, Jones revealed not only his intentions to make the jump to heavyweight soon, but that he’s eyeing a superfight with the current champ, Cain Velasquez.
“I think [going to heavyweight] is going to happen in the next two years,” he said to MMAJunkie. “I’ll go up to heavyweight permanently. I’m looking to take a super fight sooner or later, within the next year.”
“I’ve really been thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. I think that would be huge for the sport. He’s definitely the toughest guy in the division and he’s not that big, so I think it would be a really entertaining fight. So don’t be surprised if you see that sooner or later.”
While the UFC has been stringing together a streak of impressive title fights, a superfight between two mega-stars like Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez would be on an entirely new level. UFC president Dana White doesn’t think too highly of cross-divisional matchmaking like this, but I’d bet that even he would have a tough time arguing against how hype-worthy a fight like this would be.