Move to Heavyweight could be in future for Vera and/or Jones

The main event on the very first UFC on Versus card features light heavyweight’s Brandon “The Truth” Vera vs. Jon “Bones” Jones. The both recently expressed interest in a move to the heavyweight division.

Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Jones said:

“I’ve always been really skinny, but I’m growing every day, and I see myself getting stronger and (I’m) realizing my balance and realize what I can do with my body. It’s definitely something that I’m not counting out, especially being 22. By the time I’m 24, who knows what my body is going to do.”

Jones trainer, Ryan Ciotoli also added:

“If he fills out like those guys, yeah. Right now, he’s skinny, but you see a lot of guys fill out in their late 20’s early 30’s. I could see him putting on 20 or 30 pounds.”

Vera gave his thoughts on the move back to the heavyweight:

“I’m still on track for that. I’m not going to retire until I get to that goal where I reach for the stars. I don’t see that happening for at least another year or maybe two years. I still have a lot of work to do at the 205 division. I can’t bounce back and forth; I know that now. There’s no way I could bounce back and forth and perform the way I want to perform.”

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