Dana White says Jon Jones is prepared to battle, moral ready on an opponent

Dana White says Jon Jones is prepared to battle, moral ready on an opponent

Oldschool UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones hasn’t fought since February 2020, nonetheless is anticipated to carry out his octagon return this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.

Jones defeated Dominick Reyes in the UFC 274 predominant tournament to defend his 205-pound championship. Six months later, Jones would relinquish the title and affirm his intentions to trek up to the heavyweight division. After better than two years, UFC president Dana White says Jones is prepared to return.

“Jon Jones is prepared to trek. We’re moral searching at for an opponent,” White said throughout an look on The Jim Rome Show.

Jones’ return has been in limbo after he and the battle promotion couldn’t near to phrases throughout contract negotiations. Those negotiations like both been labored out, or White believes they’ll be due to he’s got plans for Jones’ heavyweight debut.

Francis Ngannou presents optimistic timeframe for UFC return

“It’s both going to be Francis [Ngannou], reckoning on how long his knee is going to retract to enhance, or Stipe Moicic.”

Ngannou has been sidelined since March after undergoing knee surgical scheme. He expects to return in December or early 2023. If he’s unable to defend the title in a timeframe moral to the UFC, Jones would doubtless face Miocic in an meantime heavyweight title bout.