Kyusung Gong / AP / Shutterstock / Shutterstock
Jon Jones retained his title at UFC 247 in Houston, TX, but the win, like most of Jones’s career, was controversial. Many believe that it was easy heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes – a young boxing enthusiast – who won the first three of five rounds and earned the W.
Given that Jones & # 39; last three title defenses were close decisions, it comes as no surprise that he is afraid of an alleged promotion to the heavyweight division.
However, this does not mean that his planned fight with Brock Lesnar will not take place. According to Sports Illustrated, "Bones" seems to be seriously considering moving to WWE. All the money with none of the cuts above? That sounds like good business to us.
Reyes was definitely robbed ? # UFC247 #JonesvsReyes pic.twitter.com/s7VsfRJSoi
– YvesRoyce (@Yvesroyce) February 9, 2020
At this point in his career, Jones doesn't gain much by fighting newcomers. He has eliminated two different generations of the UFC division in the light heavyweight division, secured the record for most UFC title defenses at 14 and is firmly and forever in GOAT conversation. Seriously, what's left for him to do?
Every fight he fights from now on is a chance for him to lose – and nothing more. While he's an exciting fighter, the WWE can be a smart move. Jones is less prone to injury, makes a lot of money (assuming he's a hit), and doesn't have to deal with the constant pressure to have a target on his back or rather on his face.
View this post on Instagram
Becky Lynch believes Vince McMahon has a better billionaire streak than Conor McGregor (via @marcraimondimma)
Former bantam stars like Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler have made it, and WWE superstar and former M&F cover model Becky Lynch think Conor McGregor could also be successful. So what does Jones really have to lose? Much less than if he continues to fight.