Jon Jones changed into most effective the 8th UFC fighter to have received titles in two other weight classes after he lifted the heavyweight crown with a win over Cyril Gane at UFC 285 within the first week of March, this yr. Earlier, Jones had change into the sunshine heavyweight champion after surpassing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
The emphatic win for the heavyweight identify got here after Jones’ go back from a three-year hiatus and in his debut combat within the weight department. Jones took simply two mins and 4 seconds to power Gane to post and there could not were a extra dominant approach to stamp his authority as a GOAT in UFC.
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UFC commentator Joe Rogan who has referred to as Jones’ profession from the beginning in August 2008 at UFC 87, has mirrored on his historical win in UFC 285. Rogan emphasised that Jones is certainly the GOAT
“Jon Jones is the GOAT,” Rogan mentioned at the Joe Rogan Experience.
“Now, it is simple. There was once all this debate till he submitted Cyril Gane and changed into the heavyweight champion. No one can f*** with that,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jones has began arrangements for his identify protection in opposition to former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. There isn’t any respectable affirmation however it is very most probably that Jones and Miocic will tackle every different at UFC 290, which is scheduled to happen all through the promotion’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas on July 8.
Recently, Jones and Miocic engaged in a confrontation on Twitter during which ‘Bones’ accused the American fighter of seeking to evade the approaching combat. However, 40-year-old Miocic denied the rumors about him seeking to dodge the combat in opposition to Jones and tweeted “See you in July”.
Jones had previous threatened Miocic all through the UFC 285 post-fight press convention. He had mentioned “I say this respectfully to Stipe — I might take break day from being a firefighter at the moment. And I imply that with all due admire.
“My complete international goes to be keen on him. This is the largest alternative in my lifestyles to overcome the heavyweight GOAT and I’m going to provide it the entirety I’ve were given, completely the entirety I’ve were given,” Jones had added.