See, I think that if Jones goes to heavyweight, he needs to focus on his head movement, because he won’t have his length advantage, and when he doesn’t have a huge advantage, he get’s punched in the face. And we all know, getting punched in the face by a heavyweight is much different from getting punched by a light heavyweight.
Maybe Jones can have an Overeem-esque rise to the heavyweight division, or maybe he’ll snap his leg like Anderson when Velasquez (his assumed and not much bigger) opponent checks a kick.
Jon Jones spoke at a recent Fight Club Q&A session and had this to say:
“I think I have a lot of work to do in the light heavyweight division still,” Jones said at a recent UFC Fight Club Q&A session. “My goals are to beat Glover Teixeira, beat [Alexander] Gustafsson in a rematch, and then beat [Daniel Cormier].”
“I think that’s going to happen within the next two years. I’ll go up to heavyweight, permanently,” Jones said at an expo last November. “I’ve been really thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. Don’t be surprised if you see that sooner or later.”