What does Georges St-Pierre expect from Jon Jones when he makes his heavyweight debut?


Georges St-Pierre discusses Jon Jones’s debut in the heavyweight division when he makes his octagon return

According to the most recent rumors, the UFC is trying to schedule a heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou for UFC 285. “The Predator” will be ready to go by the end of March which was confirmed by his coach earlier last week. If that matchup fails to come to fruition, Curtis Blaydes has also confirmed that he will be available to compete as a backup.

In the wake of these latest developments from the heavyweight division, Georges St-Pierre has given his two cents on what he expects from Jon Jones when he makes his heavyweight debut.

Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest in UFC history
Georges St-Pierre of Canada reacts following his victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Speaking in a recent media scrum [via/ MMA Fighting], Pierre expects nothing but the best from “arguably the best fighter of all-time”:

“I’ve seen it on the red carpet when I got inducted into the [UFC] Hall of Fame. I took a picture and I put my arm around him, I was like, ‘Man, he’s solid like a rock.’ He’s huge. Jon Jones, he’s solid like a rock, he looked huge.”

“I’m a fan of Jon Jones, I like to see him fight. I can’t wait to see him come back. A lot of people are like, ‘Yeah, he was out for a long time.’ He was out for a long time, but he’s Jon Jones, you know what I mean? Don’t forget that he’s Jon Jones. He’s arguably the best fighter of all-time too. He can make a comeback and I think he’s going to be successful when he does.”

Chael Sonnen willing to bet his house on Jon Jones

Chael Sonnen is mighty impressed by former rival Jon Jones’ fight IQ and ability to adapt to different fight styles. The two-time light heavyweight champion is all set to make his heavyweight debut early next year.

The former UFC middleweight contender spoke about Jones’ return on his YouTube channel and stated that he would bet top dollars on Jones no matter who he competes against:

“I would bet on Jon Jones in anything. I might lose my money, but I would bet on him in anything… I don’t say this with exaggeration, but this is true. If Jon was entering Abu Dhabi tomorrow and Gordon Ryan was in the bracket, I’d bet on Jones. If he was going to go to heavyweight boxing and face Tyson Fury, I’m going to bet on Jones.”

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