Jon Jones has made the decision to officially give up his UFC light heavyweight title.
UFC president Dana White said this past week that the company had been in communication with Jones (25-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) about his plans for the 205-pound belt after mounting frustration between the two sides in recent months.
“Just got off the phone with UFC, today I confirm that I’m vacating the light heavyweight championship,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “It’s officially up for grabs. It’s been an amazing journey, sincere thank you to all my competition, UFC and most importantly you fans.”
Heavyweight appears to be Jones’ plan for The future if he can get on the same page as the UFC. According to Jones, some momentum has been made in that direction.
“Just had a really positive conversation with UFC,” Jones wrote. “Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavy weight. All good news, the weight gaining process begins.”
Jones, 33, is considered as the greatest light heavyweight fighter ever.
His 14 wins in UFC title fights are most in company history.