UFC light heavyweight division is at a standstill at the moment thanks to the unsuccessful negotiations between Jon Jones and UFC. The light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones and Dana White have gone back and forth on this issue.
However, as of now, there is no fight scheduled for Jon Jones. He has achieved unprecedented glories in the sport of MMA. As a UFC champion, he has earned himself enough money to ride off to the sunset without having to take another fight. However, Jon Jones is going to come back sooner or later.
Recently the UFC president, Dana White opened up about Jon Jones‘ future in UFC in an interview with The Schmo. White believes Jon Jones has many exciting options in the heavyweight division if Jones decides to move up. But, if he stays in the light heavyweight division then it’s a no-brainer that the rematch with Dominick Reyes is the fight to make. Dana White said:
“Depends on what he does. Does he move up to heavyweight, does he stay at light heavyweight? If he stays at light heavyweight he has got to fight Reyes again. You have to see the Reyes fight again. If he moves up to heavyweight he can fight Cormier, he could fight Stipe, depending upon who wins on Saturday. He could fight Francis Ngannou.”
Should UFC strip Jon Jones of the light heavyweight title?
Not many fighters have pushed Jones to the limit as Dominick Reyes. In fact, it was a surprise for many fans that he did not get his hands raised after the first encounter with Jon Jones. And that controversy makes the fans want to see that fight again.
But, Jon Jones has shown interest in moving up to heavyweight division. And if Daniel Cormier wins the fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 252 and decides to hang around for one more fight then Jones vs DC 3 will on the table.
Irrespective of what Jones decides to do, UFC needs to move the action in the light heavyweight division. While stripping Jones of the UFC title seems a bit unlikely UFC can make an interim title fight between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz.
It’s needless to say that Dominick Reyes lays claim to the next shot at the title. However, Jan Blachowicz has been impressive in his last few fights and deserves a big fight.
What do you think UFC should do to deal with the inactivity in the light heavyweight division?