UFC President Dana White revealed that Jon Jones will be in line to fight the winner of the UFC 260 main event Stipe Miocic vs Francis Nganou 2 in March.
Jones vacated the UFC light heavyweight title last summer, announcing a move up to heavyweight for 2021 after a decade of dominance at 205lbs.
Speaking to Sportsnet, White confirmed that the former Light Heavyweight champion will be making the move and get an immediate title shot.
“Heavyweight. Jon Jones is going to move to heavyweight. We’re going to have Stipe vs. Francis, and the winner of that will probably fight Jon Jones,” White said.
“The guy’s been the king of the light heavyweight division forever. I think he thinks it’s time to move up to heavyweight. He knows his body, he knows his abilities, he knows better than anybody else does.
But it’s impressive. Let me tell you, who wants to fight Francis Ngannou? The answer is nobody, okay? Nobody wants to fight that guy. But Jon Jones does. Pretty impressive.”