Jon Jones‘ Fans won’t have to wait long for his return to the Octagon from now on, at least according to the UFC President Dana White believe it. Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion with the most light heavyweight title defenses in UFC history, exited the division with his final title defense Dominic Reyes back in February 2020. Since then, the light heavyweight crown has passed into the hands of 3 UFC fighters in just two and a half years.
Jones left the 205lbs division to commit to a new division i.e. the heavyweight division Jones has been training for since 2020. Now Jones is waiting for the right opponent, a win against which will either see Jones as a legitimate contender for the next title fight or become the new heavyweight champion. Between all of these conversations over time, Jones faced many ups and downs in life outside of the octagon. That included being a UFC Hall of Famer for his fight Alexander Gustavsson back in 2013 and was convicted of domestic violence.
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Dana White confirms that either one of Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou will most likely be Jon Jones’ next opponent
On the Jim Rom Show spoke to Dana White about the stacked fight card from UFC276 takes place this weekend and will be headlined by the UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and #2 middleweight Jared Canonierthe possible return of Megastar Conor McGregor and much more. In the midst of all this, White was asked and therefore broke the news of Jones’ return sooner than expected.
“Jon Jones is ready to go” says white “We’re just waiting for an opponent. You know it’s gonna be either Francis [Ngannou] depending on how long his knee takes to recover, or Stipe Miocic.”
Speaking about Jones’ return, White went on to open up about what Jones will look like when he returns. “It’s very interesting because I’m a big fan of ring rust. But despite all the negative things you could say about Jon Jones and his personal life and the things that have happened, he’s the best. He’s definitely the best ever.”
What do you think of Jones ready to take on either current UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou or previous Champion Stipe Miocic? Do you think Jones can defeat any of his potential opponents? Who do you think has a better chance of defeating Jones and do you believe in ‘ring rust’ in Jones’ case? Aside from all the issues associated with him outside the octagon, where do you rank Jones among the greatest fighters of all time?
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