The world has been in lockdown for over a month now due to the coronavirus pandemic and there are very little live sporting events available to keep us entertained throughout these times.
In what was the final live televised MMA event since the Covid-19 outbreak, Mason Jones’ dreams became reality when he went on to win the Cage Warriors lightweight title at the CW113 event on the 20th of March in Manchester, England.
The young Welsh prospect improved his perfect professional record to 9-0 and defeated his opponent via TKO in the very first round, thus, claiming the title that was recently vacated by the UFC’s latest Cage Warriors signing, Jai Herbert.
Despite looking unbeatable at just 24-years-old, Jones feels it will be a while yet for the UFC to sweep in for his signature. However, he believes that he is definitely on their radar to become the 97th fighter to make the move from Cage Warriors to the UFC.
Recently, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan appeared on the Eurobash podcast to talk about his promotions partnership with the UFC and insisted that he does not think we will see another fighter move from either promotion at any point in 2020.
Due to Covid-19, this lockdown period will allow those fighters who are injured to recover and when MMA events can resume, the rosters for all promotions will be completely full.
Jones seems to be very aware of this situation and is waiting patiently for when his time inevitably comes.
As for the end of the year, Jones would like to defend his new belt and would prefer to do so against a UFC or Bellator veteran, cementing his name as a legitimate UFC contender for the future.
It is safe to say that there is a lot of promise for the reigning champ’s future and he is hoping to get at least one or two more fights in before the end of the year.
Take a look at what he had to say in the video above.