Former longtime light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, made a quick return to the octagon after a three-year absence to claim the vacant heavyweight title by defeating Ciryl Gane. The next logical fight for Jones is against former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, which UFC President Dana White confirmed will definitely happen.
I DON’T KNOW WHEN” WHEN ASKED ABOUT A DATE. AS FAR AS MIOCIC IS CONCERNED, HE “100 PERCENT, NO QUESTIONS” WANTS TO FIGHT JONES IN JULY AFTER GETTING AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HIM FROM CAGESIDE AT T-MOBILE ARENA.
“NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE,” STIPE MIOCIC TOLD ESPN REPORTER MEGAN OLIVI OF HOW HE’LL PREPARE FOR JONES. ” I’M GONNA TRAIN MY ASS OFF AND BEAT THAT ASS.
At his UFC 285 after-party, newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones wowed his fans with his dance moves. Jones silenced his critics in his return to the octagon after three years away, dominating Ciryl Gane to win the 265-pound strap and make his debut in the heavier division.
Despite concerns about the size and speed of his opponent, Jones made the fight look easy, quickly wrestling Gane to the mat and securing a guillotine choke. The Frenchman tapped out in just the second minute of the bout, solidifying Jones’ legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time.
To celebrate his victory, Jones threw an after-party at a club in Las Vegas where he was introduced by Bruce Buffer to a cheering crowd. Jones was caught on video dancing to the music, enjoying his well-deserved victory.