Jon Jones Targets Summer For His UFC Heavyweight Debut

Jon Jones

Former UFC champion Jon Jones has yet to be offered his next fight.

However, “Bones” is targeting this summer to make his debut at heavyweight.

A former light heavyweight champion, Jones has been adding mass and muscle in preparation for his first bout in the heavyweight division.

Asked on social media if he has been offered a fight yet, Jones responded.

“Nope, but my plan is to be in peak condition come June/July,” he wrote.

That would obviously align with one of the biggest cards the UFC puts on during the year. 

UFC International Fight Week is set for Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3. The marquee event is Saturday, July 2 and UFC 276. 

Just a couple of female fights have been announced for the card. Miesha Tate will face Lauren Murphy and Jessica Eye meets Casey O’Neill. 

The UFC heavyweight division is currently in a stand-still. Francis Ngannou, the unified champion, is sidelined following surgery.

Ngannou is also in a bit of a stalemate with the promotion in regards to his contract.