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Jon Jones Open To Moving Up To Heavyweight For Mammoth Bout

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has opened the door to the possibility of fighting UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic one day.

Jones, who is currently waiting to hear from USADA after testing positive for hydroxy-clomiphene prior to UFC 200, has previously flirted with the idea of competing at heavyweight telling USA Today back in 2012 “I want everything, and I’ve said that since day one. I want to be the best. I want to be a record-holder in everything. I want to be a heavyweight champion and a light-heavyweight champion. I want it all.”

Despite a looming suspension, Jones opened the door to a jump to heavyweight when he told a fan on Twitter that he buys the hype behind Miocic following the champion’s first round knockout of Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC 203.

Any possible fight between the two would have to take place next year at the earliest, after Jones’ suspension is handed down.

The former pound-for-pound king was temporarily suspended in July following his withdrawal from UFC 200 and MMAFighting‘s Ariel Helwani reported last month that Jones faces ‘a maximum one-year suspension from USADA, because the substances he tested positive for are more likely to “be susceptible to a credible non-doping explanation” under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code’ (via Forbes).

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.