‘Fedor is Fighting Again?!’- Jon Jones Posts A Cryptic Message on Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko’s Return

Published 06/26/2021, 12:13 PM EDT
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


UFC veteran Jon Jones is sweating it out in the gym as he looks to make a debut in heavyweight soon. Although he is currently at loggerheads with UFC, it hasn’t stopped him from going the extra miles in the gym for a possible debut sometime later this year or early next year.

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Just like Jones, there is another great fighter whose return to the ring has been a constant topic of discussion, is Fedor Emelianenko. The heavyweight behemoth was out of action for two years since his last fight against Quinton Jackson in 2019.

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The news of Fedor’s return has caught everyone’s attention in the MMA world. Jones is also one of them. The former UFC light heavyweight champion took to Twitter and posted a cryptic tweet showing his excitement for the same. He wrote, “Fedor is fighting again?! Well that’s pretty exciting”

‘The Last Emperor’ is considered by many to be the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Any fight involving him is a sure shot of a money-spinner. But right now, there is no opponent decided yet for him.

Jones, who is out of action primarily because of money payment issues, could be hinting towards a cash-rich matchup with Emelianenko. But for now, Jones is under UFC contract, and Emelianenko (39-6) would be fighting under the Bellator MMA banner.

It will take something for getting these two under the same ring for a mouthwatering clash. But as things stand, it’s a distant possibility.

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Jon Jones facetimes Emelianenko

It’s rare that two top performers of their game have a cordial bonding between them. And it’s even rarest of rare when something happens in MMA.

But that’s not the case with ‘Bones’ and Emelianenko. Both the heavyweight maestros seem to share a cordial bond with each other. That was proven when Jones recently had a video session with the Fedor. Both had a brief call where Jones congratulated him for his return.

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Well, its splendid news for the fight fans around the world that Emelianenko is returning to action. It will be interesting to see who he will be facing. As for Jones, the clouds of confusion over his return are still intact.

Are you excited about Emelianenko’s return?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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