Jan Blachowicz became the UFC light heavyweight champion at UFC 253, but he didn’t defeat Jon Jones to get the gold.
Jones gave up the light heavyweight gold to move up to heavyweight and Blachowicz has a two year window in which he believes the bout with Jones will materialize.
“I would like to stay in 205 a little bit longer,” Blachowicz said on Submission Radio (via Denis Shkuratov). “But it’s also hard because nobody knows what Jon Jones is doing right now. Even the UFC says that they don’t talk with him about his next fight. So, nobody knows what he’s doing. But, I believe that I will catch him later in heavyweight. I think two more years at 205 and then I will go to heavyweight.”
Blachowicz has yet to make the first defense of his championship, but the fighter stated that a title defense would come by March of 2021.
The champion is even willing to fight Jones at his gym if necessary.
“First of all, I have to win against Glover or Israel, and after this fight we can talk about Jon Jones,” Blachowicz said. “I don’t care. I believe I catch him in future somewhere, at 205 or in heavyweight. Or maybe I’ll go to Albuquerque and go to his gym and we do sparring on the mat. But I believe that I have to fight against him somewhere, just for myself.”