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Jon Jones close to heavyweight limit after stunning body transformation as he’s backed to beat Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou ahead of his divisional debut


Former light heavyweight Jon Jones is now one of the biggest fighters on the UFC roster as he weighed in at 255 pounds before his heavyweight debut later this year.

Jones hasn’t fought since defending his lightweight title in a split decision victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.

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Jon Jones makes weight for the heavyweight division

Since then, ‘Bones’ has been fleshing out his highly anticipated heavyweight debut, set to face former heavyweight king Stipe Miocic later this year.

Former UFC fighter Yorgan De Castro recently sparred with Jones and revealed the Hall of Famer now weighs 255 pounds, just 10 pounds shy of the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds.

That’s a far cry from the skinny 6-foot-4, 205-pound fighter who burst onto the scene in 2008, before becoming the youngest champion in UFC history when he beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in 2011 at only 23 years old.

After training with the new and improved Jones, De Castro is convinced Miocic doesn’t stand a chance when they finally face off.

Jon Jones close to heavyweight limit after stunning body transformation as he’s backed to beat Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou ahead of his divisional debut

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Jon Jones has proven himself ahead of his heavyweight debut

Jon Jones close to heavyweight limit after stunning body transformation as he’s backed to beat Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou ahead of his divisional debut

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Jones looks totally different from his UFC debut


“The fight against Stipe will be perfect. Stipe weighs the same and has good boxing. I think Jones will cross Stipe. I think [Jones] knock him down and win by TKO,” he said on the MMA Fighting podcast. Trocação Franca.

The 34-year-old, who is fighting Junior dos Santos this weekend, even backs Jones to face undisputed heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou if they ever fight.

“If he fights [Ngannou], it’s hard to go against Jones. I don’t see anyone touching the man. His wrestling is very, very, very good. His jiu-jitsu is awesome,” he said.

“I don’t think I’ve touched him once. [Laughs.] I moved forward and never touched it. He’s mean, has techniques that are brilliant. I think he will put Ngannou on the ground and also do it with his cardio.



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