BLAENAVON'S Mason “The Dragon” Jones made history on Saturday night, when the lightweight Cage Warriors World Champion added the welterweight crown to his collection after dispatching of Adam Proctor by TKO in the very first round.

The welcome call to the UFC seems imminent for triumphant 25-year old, who joins a very small elite group of Mixed Martial Artists who have held belts simultaneously in major promotions and now boasts “Champ Champ” status.

“I have done more than I expected to do," he said.

"I wanted one title but have won two.

"Now it’s time to replan and plot my route in the UFC because that’s where I am going.”

Unbeaten Jones collected the welterweight strap after beating Procter in devastating fashion. The new golden accessory adds to his BJJ, judo and kickboxing blackbelts and makes him one of the most decorated martial artists in Welsh history.


On the night, a nimble Jones impressed yet again landing solid combinations on his bigger opponent. After just ninety-seconds, Jones dropped Procter with a solid left hand which sent the Englishman to the canvas before he got himself back to his feet.

After some hard punches from both fighters, again Jones sent Procter to the floor but on this occasion capitalised viciously with unanswered shots before the referee jumped in. The win was near perfect.

“There’s things I need to improve on, I am always looking to the future and what’s next," he said.

“My next fight will definitely be in the UFC. If I do make a mistake there, it could be over.

“This is the time I really need to focus now, so I am going into camp Monday to make sure I don’t make any mistakes in my next fight.”

The bloodied but jubilant Jones cemented his legacy with the win. Raising the two belts above his head in victory, it appeared that the hard work paid off, but the Pedro Bessa-trained fighter insists there is more to come.

“I didn’t think I would be able to put a welterweight away in one round," he said.

“Just wait until you see what I can do next.

“That was the first time after one of my fights where you see me lose a bit of control. I didn’t know what to do our how to react.

“I didn’t think this fight would mean as much to me as it did, it turned out to be a lot more than I expected. It’s definitely the most emotional fight I have had so far.”

Confidence runs high for special talent Jones, who remains unbeaten and ready for the switch to the UFC where he eyes a quick turnaround and fight at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. A destination that is attracting the sports biggest names.

“Four weeks time, I’ll be ready for Abu Dhabi and ready to knock somebody else out," he said.

“I would love to get that in, I would love to fight at fight island.

“That maybe the last Fight Island card and I would love to get on that. I want to make an impact at the end of the year, so I have a toe in the door, making a breakthrough at the start.

“I am unstoppable, nobody is going to stand in my way.

“The tougher the opponent, the more exciting it will be. So, show the toughest opponent you have, and I’ll show you what I have.

“They can find whoever they want in front of me and I’ll tear them apart.”