Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion and leader of the overall rankings regardless of category, left the title vacant.
“I officially confirm that I am leaving the light heavyweight title vacant. It was an amazing journey. Thanks to the opponents, the UFC, and most importantly, the fans”, wrote 33-year-old Jones.
Just had a really positive conversation with @Ufc. Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavy weight. All good news, the weight gaining process begins.
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 17, 2020
The refusal of the title is not conditioned by the retirement from the promotion or the end of the career – the fighter has chosen a new challenge and will move to the next weight. “I just had a positive conversation with the UFC. It looks like there will be talks about my next fight in the heavy division. This is good news, I am starting to gain weight”, added the American.
Jones’ statistics – 26 wins one defeat and one failed fight.
The heavyweight title is held by Stipe Miocic.