Jon Jones tweets assist for Daniel Cormier and teases transfer to heavyweight.
As his biggest rival, Daniel Cormier, marked the top of his profession by competing for the UFC heavyweight title one final time, UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones tweeted assist for his longtime nemesis — and formally introduced his personal plans to maneuver as much as the heavyweight division following the combat.
Cormier and Stipe Miocic ended their epic heavyweight championship trilogy in the principle occasion of UFC 252, with Miocic successful by unanimous choice and Cormier formally closing the ebook on his MMA journey instantly following the combat.
Jon Jones cheered Daniel Cormier, introduced heavyweight transfer through Twitter
The battle between Miocic and Cormier noticed highlights and highly effective photographs from each males, and every rocked the opposite fighter at completely different factors in the course of the contest.
Many throughout the MMA neighborhood saved an in depth eye — Jones included. However relatively than root for Miocic and towards Cormier, Jones gave assist to his longtime rival.
Jones and Cormier’s rivalry stretches again roughly six years — the hype for his or her authentic UFC 182 encounter noticed the 2 conflict at a press convention and trash speak each other on nationwide TV.
Jones received the primary assembly by choice, handing Cormier his first MMA loss, however tensions didn’t simmer as Cormier went on to win vacant gold as Jones handled a number of run-ins with the regulation and USADA over the subsequent a number of years — the latter of which included Jones’ second win over Cormier being overturned from a TKO to a no contest (and the returning of the belt to Cormier).
Following the ultimate horn of Miocic-Cormier III, Jones then switched his tweeting to announce that he totally intends to maneuver as much as the heavyweight division within the close to future and conquer it like he’s executed at mild heavyweight over the previous decade.
The truth is, he even said how he’d strategize to defeat Miocic ought to the 2 ever face off.
Some had clamored for a 3rd assembly between Jones and Cormier whereas the 2 reigned over mild heavyweight and heavyweight, respectively (and after), however weight class disagreements, partly, nixed these plans.
Jones, nevertheless, did tease looking for a possible bout with Miocic in the course of the pre-fight press convention for his UFC 247 assembly with Dominick Reyes — Jones stated he would have relatively confronted Miocic for the heavyweight strap than defend his title towards Reyes.
Jones is at present inactive from competitors, as he and the UFC are in disagreement over fighter pay.