Jon Jones grew to become solely the eighth UFC fighter to have gained titles in two totally different weight classes after he lifted the heavyweight crown with a win over Ciryl Gane in UFC 285 within the first week of March, this yr. Earlier, Jones had turn out to be the sunshine heavyweight champion after surpassing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
The emphatic win for heavyweight title got here after Jones’ return from a three-year hiatus and in his debut combat within the weight division. Jones took merely two minutes and 4 seconds to pressure Gane to submit and there could not have been a extra dominant solution to stamp his authority as a GOAT in UFC.
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UFC commentator Joe Rogan who has known as Jones’ profession from the beginning in August 2008 at UFC 87, has mirrored on his historic win in UFC 285. Rogan emphasised that Jones is certainly the GOAT
“Jon Jones is the GOAT,” Rogan mentioned on the Joe Rogan Expertise.
“Now, it’s simple. There was all this debate till he submitted Ciryl Gane and have become the heavyweight champion. Nobody can f*** with that,” he added.
In the meantime, Jones has began preparations for his title protection in opposition to former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. There may be any official affirmation however it’s very doubtless that Jones and Miocic will tackle one another at UFC 290, which is scheduled to happen through the promotion’s Worldwide Struggle Week in Las Vegas on July 8.
Just lately, Jones and Miocic engaged in a confrontation on Twitter by which ‘Bones’ accused the American fighter of attempting to evade the upcoming combat. Nonetheless, 40-years-old Miocic refuted the rumours about him attempting to dodge the combat in opposition to Jones and tweeted “See you in July”.
Jones had earlier threatened Miocic through the UFC 285 post-fight press convention. He had mentioned “I say this respectfully to Stipe — I’d take break day from being a firefighter proper now. And I imply that with all due respect.”
“My entire world goes to be targeted on him. That is the most important alternative in my life to beat the heavyweight GOAT and I’m going give it all the pieces I’ve bought, completely all the pieces I’ve bought,” Jones had added.