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Jon Jones wanted to fight at heavyweight

Not content to be the resident workhorse and stopgap headliner for the UFC, Jonny Bones was also jonesing for a fight at heavyweight:

“I actually asked Dana and Lorenzo, could I take a fight for the fans at the end of 2012,” Jones said. “I figured beating Henderson and Rashad, there would be a period where we’d figure out who I’m going to fight next, and during that period, at the end of 2012, I asked to fight a heavyweight — a Top 10 heavyweight.”

Jones, however, said the UFC doesn’t like that idea.

“Dana and Lorenzo didn’t think that was the best for me to do right now,” Jones said. “They wanted me to continue at the light heavyweight division. … They said they didn’t want that for me.”

In other words, the last thing the UFC needs is their new star getting laid on for three rounds by one of the gargantuan heavyweights of the division. There are times where moving up a weight class makes sense. Unfortunately, who it makes sense for and who wants to go for it never seems to match up. *cough* Georges *cough*

  • CAP says:

    So he’s already calling Hendo and Rashaad wins? Slow down buddy. He should be the favorite in both of those but surprising he is already looking past them.

  • Symbul says:

    Their HW division is fine for the time being. Sending Jones up there now would just be silly.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    He’s already ducking the Rashad rematch???

  • frickshun says:

    Cap–>I’m no sports book but I’ve set the line for the Rashard & Hendo fights @ 9000 to 1 for Bones.

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    If people thought the heavyweight division was starved for talent before, wtf is going to happen when Bones goes up in weight and starts clowning those guys?

    And don’t be surprised if Rashad turns Bones into just another fighter.