A title fight with Stipe Miocic is apparently not the only matchup at heavyweight that has Jon Jones intrigued.
The UFC light heavyweight champion said Thursday he's interested in fighting top contender Francis Ngannou.
"If you guys think I wouldn't take this fight, you're insane," Jones wrote on Twitter. "I have absolutely nothing else to prove as a light heavyweight. I'd love that big money fight right around now. Send the deal."
Ngannou is one of the most feared heavyweights and arguably the hardest hitter in the promotion; his last four wins came in a combined time of less than three minutes. But Jones brushed off the former title challenger's power, saying it "means nothing when your haymakers are too slow."
Jones, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, has talked for years about moving up to the heavyweight division because of how dominant he's been at 205 pounds. He said in December there was a "very strong possibility" he'd finally make the jump in 2020.
However, after Jones' controversial decision win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February, fan interest surrounding the potential move subsided. Many people, including UFC president Dana White, scored the fight for the challenger.
Jones doesn't have his next fight scheduled but will likely face either Reyes in a rematch or No. 4 light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz, who's coming off a knockout win over Corey Anderson in what was widely considered a No. 1 contender bout.