Jon Jones Says It Looks Like There Will Be Negotiations For His Next Fight At Heavyweight

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones announced Monday on Twitter he is vacating the light heavyweight championship.

“Just got off the phone with UFC, today I confirm that I’m vacating the light heavyweight championship. It’s officially up for grabs,” Jones tweeted. “It’s been an amazing journey, sincere thank you to all my competition, Ufc and most importantly you fans.”

He followed it up with: “In good faith I will be staying in the testing pool for probably the next half year or so. I’ll continue to lift weights and train all the different martial arts”

A couple hours later, Jones returned to the social media platform and stated it sounds like there will be negotiations for his next fight at heavyweight.

“Just had a really positive conversation with UFC. Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavy weight,” said Jones. “All good news, the weight gaining process begins.”

It is fully expected that Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will fight for the light heavyweight championship, as the winner was expected to challenge Jones for the title. Reyes lost to Jones at UFC 247 in February in the first loss of his career. Blachowicz has won seven of his last eight with three finishes in his last four wins.

There was speculation over the weekend Jones could challenge Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship, as he was very active on social media during last Saturday’s fight against Daniel Cormier.

UFC president Dana White said after Saturday’s show that Francis Ngannou is next in line for a shot at the heavyweight title but said Jones at heavyweight is interesting.

As for Cormier, he could be WWE bound. As we reported exclusively here on WrestlingNews.com, Triple H called him after his loss to Miocic. WWE hopes to sign him but the torn cornea he suffered during the fight could prevent something from happening sooner. You can read that full story at this link.