Jon Jones apparently would like to fight the heavyweight division’s scariest knockout artist.
Jones, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion who’s cleared out generations of the division, has pondered a move to heavyweight before and appears to be seriously considering it now.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) had a Twitter exchange with No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) on Wednesday night, which prompted fans to question if he’d actually want to face the devastating knockout artist.
Jones is not backing down from the challenge.
“Who would you guys consider the quicker and more technical striker Thiago Santos or Francis?” Jones tweeted Thursday. “If you guys think I wouldn’t take this fight you’re insane. I have absolutely nothing else to prove as a light heavyweight. I’d love that big money fight right around now. Send the deal.”
Jones has been stuck in a quandary regarding who’s next for him, having previously admitted that it’s been a while since he’s been highly motivated for a fight. Jones edged Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes in his last two outings.