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Report: Jon Jones ‘Penciled in’ for UFC 285; Ngannou, Blaydes Eyed as Opponents

Report: Jon Jones ‘Penciled in’ for UFC 285; Ngannou, Blaydes Eyed as Opponents

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Jon Jones is reportedly “penciled” in to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 285 on March 5 in Las Vegas,
although an opponent hasn’t been finalized.

Nolan King of MMAJunkie reported Monday
that Jones, who final fought in February 2020, is “able to go” and potential counterparts embody Francis Ngannou, who’s recovering
from a knee damage, and Curtis Blaydes.

Jones’ final bout was a profitable mild
heavyweight championship protection in opposition to Dominick Reyes, which
improved his profession document to 26-1 with one no contest.

One month later, he was arrested on
4 expenses, together with DWI, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He pleaded
to DWI and averted jail time. He served 4 days of home arrest as a part of a sentence that included a
wonderful and group service.

Jones was inducted within the UFC Corridor of
Fame in September 2021, however in the future later was arrested on suspicion
of home violence in Las Vegas after an altercation with then-fiancée, Jessie Moses. The home violence cost was later
dropped as a part of a plea agreement that included a no-contest plea
to a misdemeanor depend of destruction of property.

UFC president Dana White mentioned
Jones’ points in Vegas in wake of the Corridor of Fame ceremony.

“Let’s examine how this performs out legally
for him, and the place this finally ends up going,” White told reporters on the
time. “This metropolis just isn’t good for Jon Jones, and right here we’re once more.
It isn’t even surprising anymore. After we carry him right here, it is virtually
anticipated. You may’t even get him to Las Vegas for lower than 12 hours
to induct him into the Corridor of Fame. It is an issue.”

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He added: “The man has a number of
demons, man. Loads of demons.”

Within the Octagon, Jones is likely one of the
most achieved fighters in UFC historical past, with mild heavyweight
title reigns that lined many of the 2010s.

His return was initially slated to
come in opposition to Stipe Miocic, however these negotiations fell aside. King
famous that potential battle is “primarily passed by the wayside, barring
revival from the lifeless.”

So the main focus has shifted to both
Ngannou, if he is cleared to battle by early subsequent yr, or Blaydes as
the “potential security web” if Ngannou stays sidelined, per

A method or one other, it seems like
Jones’ return ought to occur in early 2023.

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