Jon Jones promises to ‘run through the UFC heavyweight division after body transformation


Jon Jones Vows To Run ‘Like Dominoes Through UFC Heavyweight Division’ After Incredible Body Transformation After ‘A Year Of Hard Work’

  • Jon Jones has worked tirelessly to transform into a natural heavyweight
  • Former light heavyweight champion plans to dominate in the upper division
  • He tweeted: ‘It took a year and hard work’ to transform his body
  • Jones wants to fight Francis Ngannou, but is locked in a pay line with the UFC

Jon Jones has pledged to ‘run through the UFC heavyweights’ now that he’s nearly completed his remarkable body transformation.

‘Bones’ left his light-heavyweight title and over the past year has made his frame heavier to better compete with the likes of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.

He took to Twitter and wrote: ‘It has taken a year, it has been hard work. But I have to credit all my trainers.

'Bones' has spent a lot of time in the weight room to become a natural heavyweight

Jon Jones has packed muscles (right) and transformed his body from light-heavyweight (left)

‘We certainly have a game with this weight in the right way. Must have a rock hard six pack this time next month. ‘

The difference in images of Jones a year ago compared to the images he recently shared on social media is significant.

The American spent a lot of time in the weight room, but also made sure to stay well informed in the cardio department.

And it seems that Jones is now optimistic about his chances of dominating the heavyweight division, just as he was in the weight category below.

Ngannou was 29 pounds heavier than rival Stipe Miocic for UFC 260

Jones has only fought for 205 pounds and is getting ready for his new challenge

Ngannou (L) weighed 263 pounds for his last fight and Jones (R) wants to be the same size

He wrote, “Run through the light heavyweight division on talent, about to run like dominoes through the heavyweight division of sheer hard work.”

But despite Jones’s remarkable transformation, he has yet to make a deal with the UFC for his heavyweight debut.

There has been a huge amount of shouting from both himself and fans to organize a meeting with new champion Ngannou in what would be a pay-per-view bonanza.

But the Albuquerque fighter remains at odds with his paymasters about how much to step into the octagon.

Jones wants to cement a legacy as the greatest of all time by winning the heavyweight title

Jones wants to cement a legacy as the greatest of all time by winning the heavyweight title

UFC president Dana White claimed Jones wants £ 20 million, but the fighter hit back, saying he has no idea where that number came from.

The promotion is believed to continue with Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis in a rematch that will have far less appeal.

It remains to be seen which side will compromise at the negotiating table and it may be some time before the newly transformed Jones reenters the cage.