Jon Jones vows to quit UFC and wants switch to boxing to face Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

JON 'BONES' JONES wants to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor by swapping UFC for boxing – and he's got Anthony Joshua in his sights.

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jones says he has nothing left to prove in UFC.

 Jon Jones says he wants to trade UFC for boxing

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Jon Jones says he wants to trade UFC for boxing

The 31-year-old wants to test himself against WBA, IBF and WBO champ Joshua as well as fellow American Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC belt.

Jones told RT: "Right now my mindset is more about making money.

"I watched Conor McGregor fight Floyd Mayweather, and it was high risk-high reward.

“There’s a saying, ‘scared money don’t make money’. I gotta be brave when I get back in the game, and start challenging guys that I could possibly lose to, because that’s what people want to see.

 The American has his sights set on heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua

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The American has his sights set on heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua
 Jones says he has nothing to prove after knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

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Jones says he has nothing to prove after knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

"They want to see Jones versus [Cain] Velasquez, they want to see Jones versus [Francis] Ngannou, that’s what people want to see.

"That’s where my mindset is – Jones versus Anthony Joshua, or Deontay Wilder – that’s what people want to see."

Jones had his licence revoked after testing positive to a banned steroid before his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier.

Jones denied he had knowingly taken Turanibol, claiming the failed test would have been the result of a tainted supplement or spiked drink.

 Jones also wants to take on fellow American and WBC champion Deontay Wilder

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Jones also wants to take on fellow American and WBC champion Deontay Wilder

Jones said: "I just knocked out Daniel Cormier in my last fight, and some people consider him to be the best fighter that ever lived, so I don’t really feel like I have that much to prove, as far as being a light heavyweight champion and defending that belt.

"I’m kind of in this space now where I feel like I don’t really have things to prove in the cage."

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JON 'BONES' JONES wants to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor by swapping UFC for boxing – and he's got Anthony Joshua in his sights.