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Jon Jones hints his return to the octagon at UFC 282

Former light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones drops a hint regarding his long-awaited return to the octagon. Jon Jones has been out of action for the last three years and now he hopes to step in the cage at UFC 282 which is due to take place in Las Vegas on December 10th, 2022.

Many consider Jon Jones the greatest of all time at UFC. After all his fights are a treat to watch. His era as a lightweight champion was not like an ordinary champion. He vacated his titles years back as he got bored of beating all-worthy opponents. He has not competed since successfully defending his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision win against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.

He stated his intention before vacating his light heavyweight title to move up to the heavyweight division and face the current champion, Francis Ngannou. Unfortunately, the bout never came to fruition as Dana White revealed that Jon Jones demanded ‘’Deontay Wilder money’’ and the negotiation between the promotion and Jon Jones had fallen apart.

Since then, the path to glory for Jones was mapped out like he would make his heavyweight debut against the former champion Stipe Miocic in an interim championship bout because Francis Ngannou was unavailable as he went for knee surgery and is in the healing process, but nothing has been made official yet by the promotion.

Now it appears that Jon Jones is finally made up his mind to return to the cage as he took to social media with the following Tweets:

After tweeting “UFC 282” with the praying emoji, he expressed his desire to replicate his title-winning performance just like he made against ‘Shogun’ at light heavyweight. Many of his UFC fans got excited thinking of his return after his couple of tweets. But some of the fans were doubtful and thought it was just his usual Twitter talk. He was slammed by his followers for ducking Ngannou for a long time when he is currently in rehabilitation and having a UFC contract dispute.

The situation is pretty unclear at the moment if he would be welcomed by the champion Ngannou himself or if the promotion will give birth to an interim championship fight against Stipe Miocic. Miocic has been out of action since his loss to Francis Ngannou back in March 2021. For any reason, if Miocic and Ngannou both are unavailable, UFC might match up Jones against the winner of Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa on debut. As of now UFC 282 is expected to be headlined by Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira 2. It would be fascinating to see the legend making his return on such a highly anticipated main event.


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