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.
For the past few months, Jon Jones has made it clear that he wants to return to the Octagon this year and even recently revealed that he plans on becoming a champion in 2022.
While speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dana White talked about how Jon Jones will fit in the UFC’s heavyweight division. White stated that he believes Jones might just reconsider and compete at the lightweight division after watching Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane’s fight at UFC 270.
“I don’t feel confident saying that Jon Jones is next and not because I think he is unreliable, it’s because I honestly don’t know what Jon Jones wants to do next. I think Jon’s going to watch this fight, and you know he’ll decide maybe he doesn’t fight at heavyweight. Maybe he goes back and tries to regain the light-heavyweight championship. I honestly don’t know the answer to that question.”
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 this year.