Manager: Jones 'has no reason' to move to heavyweight unless money is right
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Abraham Kawa, Jon Jones' manager, doesn't think the UFC light heavyweight champion should move up to heavyweight unless it's for the right money.

"Jon's comfortable at light heavyweight," Kawa told MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn last week. "He has no reason to go up to heavyweight unless it makes financial sense for him. He's already proved that he's the best fighter that we've ever seen. He's already proved that he's the GOAT."

Fans have been clamoring to see Jones, the UFC's current pound-for-pound king, in the heavyweight division for years due to his dominance at 205 pounds. Jones said in December there's a good chance that 2020 is the year he finally makes the move.

Kawa said one fight that would definitely get Jones to move up to heavyweight is a matchup with former UFC champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar.

"Everyone is dying to see Jon jump to heavyweight - well, OK, there's your jump to heavyweight," Kawa said. "Give him the big, scary monster that is Brock Lesnar and we could go from there."

For now, Jones is scheduled to defend his light heavyweight belt against Dominick Reyes in the UFC 247 headliner Feb. 8 in Houston.

Meanwhile, in the heavyweight division, champion Stipe Miocic is expected to complete a trilogy with ex-titleholder Daniel Cormier next, but that bout has yet to be finalized.

In 27 pro fights, Jones has only lost once. He was disqualified in a 2009 bout versus Matt Hamill due to an illegal elbow.

Furthermore, "Bones" has rarely been tested by his opponents. His last bout - a split-decision win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239 in July - was the first time a judge had ever scored a fight against him.

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