Jon Jones says he’ll return to the octagon ‘after I’m good and prepared’

It has been an attention-grabbing yr and a half for Jon Jones.

The UFC no. The boys’s pound-for-pound fighter, ranked first, efficiently defended his gentle heavyweight title towards Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.

He then gave up the title later that yr, intending to maneuver as much as the heavyweight division in an try so as to add one other belt to his lengthy checklist of awards within the sport of blended martial arts.

However when it turned out he would make the bounce, every part was within the stability.

There was a public argument between Jones and UFC President Dana White on the evening of UFC 260 when Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title.

From there the narrative appeared as if no. Runner-up heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis was subsequent in line to turn into Ngannou’s first challenger.

Jones even dumped his longtime managers Malki and Abraham Kawa from First Spherical Administration and employed longtime boxing promoter Richard Schaefer as his advisor.

Regardless of a change in administration providers, Jones nonetheless appears no nearer to the potential superfight with Ngannou.

However, in response to Jones, he is in no hurry to get again to the Octagon, and he would not wish to rush the method of correctly transitioning from gentle heavyweight to heavyweight.

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Whereas Dana White stated that Ngannou-Lewis II will happen someday this summer season, it’s clear that the potential superfight between Jon Jones and Ngannou is one that’s much more wanted by followers.

To not point out, it can doubtless generate considerably extra income for the promotion.

Jones, 33, hasn’t fought since February 2020 and it seems to be like he will not be preventing any time quickly.

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