UFC news: Jon Jones plans to make his UFC heavyweight debut in the summer

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wants to be in peak shape for his heavyweight debut this summer.

Jon Jones in a file photo [Image- Twitter]
By Blesson Daniel | Apr 6, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Jon Jones, the former UFC champion, is yet to be given a new bout. However, “Bones” plans to make his heavyweight debut this summer. Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, has been bulking up in preparation for his first fight in the heavyweight class. Jones answered on social media when asked if he had been promised a fight.

He wrote, “Nope, but my plan is to be in peak condition come June/July.”

If Joo Jones return this summer and fight his debut it will be one of the biggest matches this year, preceding the “Bones” reputation.

The UFC International Fight Week is scheduled to take place from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3. The main event is UFC 276 on Saturday, July 2. Only two female fights have been advertised for the programme. Miesha Tate will compete against Lauren Murphy, while Jessica Eye will compete against Casey O’Neill.

The UFC heavyweight division is now crippled. The unified champion, Francis Ngannou, has been sidelined by surgery. In terms of his contract, Ngannou is also at a standstill with the promotion.

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Jon Jones career

Jon “Bones” Jones is a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight champion with a career record of 26-1-1. In 2008, Jon Jones made his UFC debut in a last-minute bout against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 and won and his winning spree continued.

Jones dominated the Light Heavyweight class, defeating fighters like as Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira, and Daniel Cormier before losing the championship and being barred from competing for a year.

Jones made his comeback at UFC 197, when he faced Ovince Siant Preux for the Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship after Daniel Cormier withdrew as he was suffering from a foot injury.

Jon Jones’s last best fight was at UFC 232 against Alexander Gustaffson. He won the fight in the third round to become a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He subsequently defended the title against Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, and Dominick Reyes before relinquishing it in order to compete in the Heavyweight Division.

Also, Jones have been tested positive for drug abuse which has hindered his career.