Jon Jones shows off new 240lbs physique as UFC star bulks up for heavyweight division and admits it ‘never felt so good’
Jon Jones showed off his progress as he bulks up for the UFC heavyweight division.
The MMA superstar relinquished his light heavyweight belt earlier this summer and was eager to cement his legacy as a true pound-for-pound great.
Having vanquished every available foe in the 205lbs division, ‘Bones’ is now eyeing the big boys of the UFC.
That means moving up to the heavyweight division and the 33-year-old has been packing on the muscle.
Jones shared pictures on his Instagram account showing him looking much bigger than his usual fighting weight at light heavyweight.
He posted the pictures along with the caption: “240lbs never felt so good, should be ready in the next few months.”
As well as fights against champion Stipe Miocic and number one contender Francis Ngannou, a bout against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been touted.
Explaining why he vacated the light heavyweight title to move up, Jones said: “I vacated the light heavyweight championship because I knew my heavyweight goals were going to take some time.
“I wasn’t going to play games with the contenders and make people fight interim championship belts. There’s little rest on the throne.”