JON JONES is in rumoured talks to make his boxing debut on the undercard of Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao.
It is claimed Jones is negotiating a deal to fight British heavyweight Chi Lewis-Parry, who is unbeaten in his nine bouts in the cage.
The pair – who have a storied past – would both be boxing for the first time.
Siju Roseje, Lewis-Parry’s manager, said: “Chi is quite rightly rising quickly up the ranks in terms of the opponents he’s facing because his undefeated record and convincing victories speak for themselves.
“It’s a very exciting prospect that a fight with Jon Jones in the company of Conor McGregor is on the table.
“We hope the British public will continue to get behind Lewis-Parry as he is fast approaching the big time.”
McGregor, 32, and Pacquiao, 41, both confirmed they are close to agreeing a deal to fight in the Middle East.
The lucrative super-fight is targeted for December or January.
SunSport understands Jones, 33, and Lewis-Parry, 37, would be the co-headliner, with talks still ongoing.
Lewis-Parry, a 6ft 10in kickboxing veteran, is a former training partner of ex-UFC champion Daniel Cormier, 41.
The Brit powerhouse helped DC prepare to fight Jones in 2016, which fuelled a rivalry between them.
Lewis-Parry even confronted the light-heavyweight legend at a BodyPower health and fitness event in Birmingham last year.
Jones vacated the light-heavyweight belt in August to move up and challenge heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, 38.
But he had threatened to switch to boxing earlier in the year following a public fall out with the UFC.
Jones was forced to deny claims made by UFC president Dana White, who said the American wanted £25million to move up and face Francis Ngannou, 34.
At the time, he tweeted: “I’d probably make more in my first boxing match than my next three UFC fights combined.”