Jon Jones Remains Interested In Facing Cain Velasquez

Jon Jones Remains Interested In Facing Cain Velasquez

Both fighters currently hold UFC championship gold.

And, several years back, both won NJCAA national wrestling titles in Fort Dodge, Iowa while competing for Iowa Central Community College.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently reiterated plans to eventually join the ranks of the heavyweight division, and hopes to one day test his skills vs. Cain Velasquez.

“I think that’s going to happen in the next two years,” said Jones, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com, concerning a move to heavyweight. “I’ll go up to heavyweight permanently. I’m looking to take a super-fight sooner or later; within the next year.”

Currently, Jones is set to face Glover Teixeira sometime in early 2014, with a possible rematch lined up vs. Alexander Gustafsson after that. Velasquez, the reigning UFC heavyweight champion, is slated to defend his belt vs. Fabricio Werdum, also sometime in the next year.

“I’ve really been thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. I think that would be huge for the sport,” Jones said. “He’s definitely the toughest guy in the division and he’s not that big, so I think it would be a really entertaining fight. So don’t be surprised if you see that sooner or later.”

5 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    Cain will destroy jbj.

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  • SBERG says:

    I admire JBJ for his willingness to go for it but I just don’t see him beating Cain…..Ya really wanna talk about someone at the top of their game, Cain is just that….He’s proven he can learn from mistakes and just dominate in the process. I just can’t help but see JBJ getting thrown on the floor and beat up.
    Sure Jones will gain weight to move up and be stronger himself but no way he can keep Cain off of him. Good luck Jones , your gonna need it.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think Bones would take Cain if they fight, Bones would weigh roughly 230 unless he plans to move permantly to HW and then it would be at least 240, he is faster and has proven to have better wrestling than all the wrestlers he has faced so far. Jon has a better striking attack and MUCH longer reach, I like Cain but I feel Bones wins it.

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  • raker says:

    JBJ vs Cain may be more competitive than many may think. Jones is so athletic and well rounded, and they probably walk around at close to the same weight. JBJ would probably beat most heavyweights and may give Cain his biggest test since JDS.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    a lot of Jones hate around here.

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