Junior Dos Santos Would Be More Than Willing To Welcome Jon Jones To Heavyweight

Junior Dos Santos Would Be More Than Willing To Welcome Jon Jones To Heavyweight

The Jon Jones-to-heavyweight move has been discussed as much as the Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre super-fight.

The main difference, though, is that Jones will eventually wind up in the heavyweight division because of his size and youth.

Junior dos Santos, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is expected to compete for the belt again before the year ends against Cain Velasquez. If, “Cigano” were to win that match, he might be facing the UFC light heavyweight champion in the near future, as he told Yahoo! Sports.

“He is taller than me; he has the biggest reach in the UFC. He is a specialist using his knees and elbows,” dos Santos said. “I like him a lot; I’m a fan of his. I like to watch his fights because he plays offensive and ends fights. But if he comes to heavyweight and if the UFC wants us to fight, I will give the best of me.”

Dos Santos and Velasquez are 1-1 against each other, and initial reports have them facing off for a third time at UFC 166.

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UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
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UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass