Reason for UFC return delay explained

Former two-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo has explained the delay in Jon Jones’ return to the Octagon.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jon Jones take part in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and while some are okay with him still being on the shelf, others can’t wait to see him back in the game. the mix – especially if it finally takes the leap. up to heavyweight.

The 205-pound GOAT is the definition of an enigma, but from all we’ve heard, an announcement regarding his return could, and perhaps should, be imminent.

One man who knows Jon’s head better than anyone is none other than champion-turned-coach Henry Cejudo. ‘Triple C’ has been training with Jones in preparation for his heavyweight move, but so far there has still been no announcement from the UFC.

According to Cejudo, Stipe Miocic might be to blame for this.

“Jon is ready, Jon has that fire that he had once again. It’s really up to Stipe Miocic. If he keeps fighting fires or fighting. I commend him for doing things like that, but it’s also the fighting game and people want the fight If Stipe is ready to say hi man this is the month I want to start so Jon will oblige and sign even if Jon is the A side.

“Anything less than Jon Jones fighting for a belt is a slap in the face. The fact that he fights Curtis Blaydes or anyone along the line is a slap in the face for Jon Jones. Hate him or love him, he’s the greatest of all time.

When did Jones last fight?

Back at UFC 247 in February 2020, Jon Jones was just about able to pass Dominick Reyes and retain his UFC light heavyweight championship.

It’s still considered a controversial move to this day, but even then there’s still a high level of anticipation behind Jones’ return.

The 35-year-old has spent the last two years building his body to the point where he is ready to fully commit to this weight class as he chases a second world title.

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