Since making his UFC debut, Jon Jones has dominated the 205-pound class. After years of rumors, the Hall-of-Famer has successfully transitioned to heavyweight, but he might be in for a very difficult opponent.After being absent from the sport for three years, “Bones” finally provided an answer when he faced off against the talented Ciryl Gane. The Frenchman appeared to have the upper hand in terms of speed, mobility, and potential power, but he was no match for his opponent.Following Jon Jones’ victory the last time around, UFC heavyweight Tanner Boser made a daring claim by identifying Curtis Blaydes as the opponent the star athlete should be scared of:
Jones is simply that good, I suppose. It is no secret that Gane’s strength is his striking; we all know what he excels at. Gane is quite physically powerful, even if Jones is a superior wrestler and arguably a better jiu-jitsu practitioner.It’s quite insane that Jones just manhandled him when they first met. I’m not sure who Jones’ replacement is, but Curtis Blaydes seems like the best option if I were to choose a competitor in the division who I thought could defeat Jones.
The current three-fight winning streak for Curtis Blaydes and his fin
Curtis Blaydes is presently on a three-bout winning streak and will face the dangerous Sergei Pavlovich on April 22 in what can be seen as a No. 1 contender match.
Watch the video below to see what Tanner Boser had to say about Jon Jones’ biggest threats.
Jon Jones next fight: Who is ‘Bones’ facing next?
The newly minted king Jon Jones and the former champion Stipe Miocic have informally agreed to fight one another next in what will unquestionably be a major event, albeit nothing has been made official as of yet.Many people believe Miocic to be the greatest heavyweight to ever compete in mixed martial arts, but his winning streak came to an end when he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou during his final appearance in the cage.
The two are rumoured to fight at International Fight Week in July, and the Ohio native is looking to further his legacy in the sport when he gets into the cage versus Jones.