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Jon Jones Clears the Air About Delay in UFC Return: “Nothing to Do With Money or Being Upset With UFC”

Published 02/28/2023, 3:21 AM EST

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After three years, the MMA world is buzzing with excitement as Jon Jones finally makes his return to the UFC. The former light heavyweight champion is making a big leap by moving up to the heavyweight division. Fans can’t wait to see what he has in store for them. Scheduled to face Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 on March 6th, 2023, Jones has been preparing hard for his comeback.

Jones is widely considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. His incredible skills and abilities have earned him numerous titles and accolades. Many fans believe Jones to be the undisputed GOAT of UFC. It’s no wonder that his comeback has been the talk of the town for months now.

Jon Jones about the delay of his return


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Jones recently appeared in an interview with ESPN MMA where he talked about his return and his mindset going into the heavyweight division. Jones also revealed the real reason that caused a delay in his return.

According to Jones, the delay in his UFC return as a heavyweight “had nothing to do with money or being upset with UFC or anything like that”. “It’s just that I just wanted to be at my best when I did come back. I feel like I was ready to go about a year ago, we needed to figure out opponents,Jones said.


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Jones also seemed pretty positive about having Ciryl Gane as his opponent. The vacant world heavyweight title is going to be on the line, and Jones is utterly confident going into the fight.

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane


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As the big day approaches, fans can hardly contain their excitement about Jones‘ fight against Ciryl Gane. Gane is a star in the heavyweight division. His impressive record and skills have earned him the respect of the MMA world. Fans are eagerly anticipating a clash of titans as Jones takes on Gane in what promises to be an epic showdown.

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This match-up is particularly exciting because it pits two of the most talented fighters against each other. The MMA world knows Jones for his incredible grappling skills and his ability to dominate his opponents on the ground. On the other hand, Gane is a master of striking and has a formidable stand-up game. This makes for an intriguing matchup that could go either way.


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Jones’ dedication to the sport and his desire to come back when he was feeling his best is a testament to his character and his love of the sport. As we count down the days to UFC 285, fans will be eagerly anticipating what promises to be an unforgettable night of fights.



Sushant sharma

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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu