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Age will force Jon Jones to Heavyweight - Dana White

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is without a doubt the most dominant fighter within the company.

Jones posses fourteen wins inside the Octagon, with one loss coming via DQ. With him polishing aside most of the 205lbs division, many people, including Jones himself, have pondered over a move up to Heavyweight.

Jones himself however, has no real interest moving to the heavier division.

UFC President Dana White though, thinks otherwise. At the UFC Press Conference in Mexico, when asked about a possible fight with Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, White said:

"Jon Jones is 26 years old. As he continues to get older, he will have a harder and harder time making 205 (pounds), which would eventually probably force him up to heavyweight."

Nonetheless, don't expect the move any time soon. Jones still has plenty of tough opponents in his path whilst he is capable of making the 205lbs weight limit. On Jones' current title contenders, the UFC President said:

"Jon Jones has (Alexander) Gustafsson, possibly (Daniel) Cormier if he wins that fight (against Dan Henderson) - he's got a lot of guys lined up still."

Although it is unlikely to happen in the near future, a super fight between Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez would be huge. The UFC have not showcased a super fight since then UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre met Lightweight Champion BJ Penn at UFC 94.

Super fights involving former Middleweight Champion Anderson SIlva have been speculated in the past. Both St. Pierre and Jones meeting SIlva have been discussed, yet they have never been close t o being agreed.

A super fight is something that would seriously break UFC PPV records. Especially now, with the sport at its peak in popularity and Jones as the biggest star in the promotion, and meeting Velasquez would without doubt be the biggest event the company host.

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