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Jon Jones vacates UFC Light Heavyweight Title, plans to fight at Heavyweight

LockerRoom Team
18 August 2020

Jon Jones has vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The news was announced by Jones through his Twitter account where he also revealed that his next fight would be at Heavyweight.

“Just got off the phone with @Ufc, today I confirm that I’m vacating the light heavyweight championship. It’s officially up for grabs. It’s been an amazing journey, sincere thank you to all my competition, Ufc and most importantly you fans,” he tweeted.

Jones went on to add that there would be negotiations about his next potential fight at Heavyweight.

“Just had a really positive conversation with @Ufc. Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavyweight. All good news, the weight gaining process begins,” he added.

In addition to this, Jones also laid out an open challenge to the Light Heavyweight division and offered a whopping $100,000 as the pay-out.

“First light heavyweight to win six championships in a row I’ll pay $100,000 to whatever charity of their liking. I’ll be waiting,” his tweet noted.

Jones currently holds a professional MMA record of 26-1-1 and had been teasing a move to the Heavyweight division for quite some time. His last fight came against Dominick Reyes back in UFC 247 where he picked up a unanimous decision win.

What do you think the future holds for Jon Jones?

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