Many wondered and thought that we are talking about Fedor Emelianenko or Khabib Nurmagomedov. No, the conversation will be about Jon Jones, the most dominant UFC champion in the promotion’s history. The legendary light heavyweight lost only because of doping and his behavior, but not in the Octagon.
Jones hadn’t fought for over three years, to be honest he didn’t really believe in his comeback, but now he can turn the entire history of MMA upside down again by moving up to heavyweight. His return is scheduled for March 4, he will have to fight Cyril Gan for the title fight. Everyone expected his confrontation with Francis Ngannou, but the champion left the UFC. Many argue that Jones was afraid to fight him and returned only after he left… Anything is possible. Jon Jones is a brilliant all-rounder, but Cyril Gun is a drummer. Obviously, Jones has superior ability on his side, but he’s never fought heavyweight or received from a heavyweight in a real fight, which he can play into Gan’s hands.
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It’s a complete mess there. Magomed Ankalaev is not a champion, Jiri Prochazka is injured and they are the only fighters who could fight Jon Jones. Defending champion Jamal Hill would lose to him ahead of schedule. There’s a chance Jon Jones will take the heavyweight title, drop down, win the light heavyweight belt and retire with two belts, the most titled fighter of our time.
Jon Jones has twenty-six wins and one loss as a result of a disqualification caused by an illegal strike.