MMA: Jon Jones begins training as he prepares to move to heavyweight class

UFC Lightweight Champion Jon Jones demands to be ‘RELEASED’

Jon Jones begins training as he prepares to move to heavyweight class

Jon Jones working hard to make weight for heavyweight move.

Jones has been putting in the hard yards to make the step up from light heavyweight to heavyweight.

The light heavyweight champion announced that he was relinquishing his title and moving up to the heavyweight class.

Jones made the announcement after Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic’s fight last month.

Jones had confirmed that he was giving up his belt following talks with UFC president Dana White.


Should he move to the heavyweight division, he could square off against the reigning heavyweight champion Miocic.

Miocic would then caution Jones that stepping up to heavyweight is full of risk and may not go as smoothly as he envisions.

On relinquishing the 205lbs crown, Jones wrote on Twitter: ‘I vacated the light-heavyweight championship because I knew my heavyweight goals were going to take some time.

‘I wasn’t going to play games with the contenders and make people fight interim championship belts. There’s little rest on the throne.’

About the challenge by Jones to Miocic, UFC president Dana White has insisted that Francis Ngannou is next in line for a shot at the champion again and Jones will wait his turn.