Jones will face Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285 on March 4th. He returns following a three-year hiatus to make his long-awaited heavyweight debut.
The Jones/Gane fight came to fruition after Francis Ngannou parted ways with the UFC and was stripped of the belt.
The 35-year-old Jones might have a few years left of his fighting career. He’s arguably the most accomplished fighter in UFC history and might feel that he doesn’t have much more to prove inside the Octagon.
Before Jones calls it quits, he wants a matchup with arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time.
Jon Jones Eyes Stipe Miocic Fight After UFC 285
During a recent interview with MMA Underground‘s John Morgan, Jones explained his roadmap before retirement.
Jones has teased a move to heavyweight for years, along with a future fight with Stipe Miocic. In a recent tweet, Miocic shared his goal to return in July after 2 1/2 years away from competition.
If Jones decides to keep fighting for more than two bouts, he could face other top contenders such as Curtis Blaydes. If his comments are any indication, Jones could be returning to the UFC for at least a few more high-profile fights.
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