Jon Jones is considered one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC for many fans. For the past few months, Jones had made it his life’s mission to go after Francis Ngannou’s UFC Heavyweight Championship. Jones has also been on a mission to get paid.
Bones Jones had been working very hard to make it to the Heavyweight division in the UFC. The journey has certainly been a very difficult one for him. It was even said that he was iced for speaking up about fighter pay.
Jones had revealed in the past that he felt undervalued and simply wanted to be paid better. Unfortunately for Jones, it was previously stated that he will not be facing Ngannou anytime soon.
For the past few months, Jon Jones has made it clear that he wants to return to the Octagon next year and even recently revealed that he plans on becoming a champion next year
While speaking to Helen Yee Sports, Colby Covington talked about Jon jones wanting to become a champion in 2022. Covington laughed at the idea and said that the only person Jones can beat is his wife.
”Absolutely not. I don’t even know if he can beat up his wife still. The guy’s pathetic. He’s just grasping at straws now… How is he still even in the pound-for-pound rankings? The moral of the story is the only person Jon Jones has beaten in the last 3-4 years is his wife… How is he still credible to be a pound-for-pound fighter
“The guy’s washed up. Dana White said it himself, Uncle Dana. He’s the biggest waste of talent in the history of the UFC. I don’t think we should see that guy fight again. I think he’s cognitively declined. All the partying, all the drugs, all the steroids. The guy’s a mess. He needs to get his life together before he even thinks about fighting again.”
Even Francis Ngannou doesn’t think Jon Jones will make his return to the UFC next year. Dana White confirmed Jon Jones is nowhere near the UFC Heavyweight Title picture. We will have to wait and see who Jon Jones’ next opponent will be, should he return next year.
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