Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones will make his highly anticipated octagon return at January’s UFC 232 event in Las Vegas.
“Bones” is scheduled to rematch former division title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at the December 29 event.
Jon Jones and “The Mauler” first met at UFC 165 in September of 2013 and produced arguably the greatest fight in the history of the light heavyweight division.
Jones ultimately defeated Gustaffson via unanimous decision that night in Toronto, which at the time marked his sixth-straight title defense.
Following his victory over Gustafsson, Jon Jones would begin his rivalry with current UFC “champ champ” Daniel Cormier.
That rivalry, which is arguably the biggest in mixed martial arts history, ultimately culminated in a pair of victories for Jon Jones.
“Bones” initially defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 in January of 2015 via unanimous decision.
After some personal battles outside of the octagon, Jon Jones would once again return to the octagon to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in July of 2017.
Jones defeated “DC” via third-round knockout in their highly anticipated rematch. However, that victory was later overturned to a no-contest, this after it was revealed that Jon had flunked a drug test with USADA.
Since their most recent clash at UFC 214, Daniel Cormier has gone on to capture and hold both the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight titles.
Despite his remarkable success, it would appear that Cormier still needs to earn a win over Jones in order to be considered the “greatest of all time”.
While Jon Jones has recently stated that he has not intentions of “granting” Cormier a third-fight. The former light heavyweight king still continues to take jabs at “DC” on social media.
Check out Jon Jones most recent post, which is clearly directed at Daniel Cormier, via his personal Instagram.
“Somebody tell champ stop sending me this BS” – Jon Jones
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