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UFC 182 Tweet of the Day: Fabricio Werdum warns Jon Jones to stay at light heavyweight

Shortly after Jon Jones' UFC 182 win against Daniel Cormier, interim heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum warns Bones to stay at his division.

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Daniel Cormier was billed as Jon Jones' toughest test yet, and after the dominant champion defended his belt once again, it now leaves him with fewer options. There's the winner of Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson, and then maybe a move up to heavyweight. Shortly after the UFC 182 headliner ended though, interim heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum warned him about any move up to his weight class:

Jones also answered questions about a potential move, and while he says he's down to take on a few super fights for the fans, he's more interested at staying at light heavyweight:

I really don't even want to talk about heavyweight anymore. I'm making weight pretty good. It's not hard making 205. When I do go to heavyweight, it's something me and Dana talked about, it's the right opponent, and it will be for the right purse.

I would fight Cain Velasquez in a heartbeat. I really would. I would love to fight AKA's best athletes. I believe I can defeat them all, our team is the best in the world.

During his last fight where he won the interim heavyweight title, Werdum weighed in at just 232 lbs. He's as tall as Jones, but his reach is 7.5 inches shorter than the light heavyweight champ's.

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