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Matt Brown thinks Jon Jones would win the UFC heavyweight title

UFC welterweight slugger Matt Brown doesn't think any fighter has what it takes to beat Jon Jones.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones may be absent from the Octagon and social media but he's certainly not been missing from the headlines since his alleged hit-and-run incident in April. While 'Bones' has been suspended indefinitely and stripped of the light-heavyweight title since his run-in with the law, it's still almost universally agreed that he's the best pound for pound fighter on the planet.

The fighting protege became the youngest ever UFC champion when he dethroned Brazilian legend Shogun Rua at UFC 128 in 2011, and since then, he's gone on to defend the 205 lbs. title eight times. Jones has surpassed Tito Ortiz as the longest reigning light-heavyweight champion in the promotion's history and Matt Brown believes the troubled star may have what it takes to rule the heavyweight division, too.

Brown was in awe of Jones' talent on the GreatMMADebate podcast and believes he's untouchable at both light-heavyweight and heavyweight.

"I wouldn't give anybody a chance against Jones honestly," Brown said on the latest podcast. "Even at heavyweight, I think Jones would probably win the heavyweight title if he wanted.

"He'd probably have to actually train and build his body for heavyweight and be properly prepared, etc. But yeah, you know."

While the Albuquerque-based fighter has yet to test the waters at heavyweight, Jones has conquered former Strikeforce HW Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier and teased at a potential move to the heavier weight class. For a number of years fans have speculated on a potential super-fight between Jones and Cain Velasquez.

While Jon may have the talent to conquer two weight divisions, the 28-year-old must first overcome personal issues outside of the cage. The former champion is expected to be absent from the MMA sphere for the foreseeable future, pending felony charges for his alleged hit-and-run.

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