Jon Jones: ‘I’ll be back’ to UFC ‘when I’m good and all set’

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Jon Jones’ UFC career is presently in limbo, however he stated he’s in no rush to go back to the octagon as a heavyweight.

Jones, 33, was evidently overlooked this previous month for a title shot by his longtime promoter in the middle of a public squabble over pay with UFC President Dana White. In April, he split with his long time management company as well as one month later hired a new consultant to lead his career as heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis was called the next challenger to present champ Francis Ngannou.

Jones has actually remained silent regarding arrangements with the UFC since working with a brand-new team, however on Thursday he was positive regarding his ultimate move to heavyweight and also suggested the ball was still in his court.

” Becoming a heavy weight [sic] is a significant process,” Jones stated. “Not many individuals[recognize] what it requires to do it the right way. I’ll be back when I’m good as well as prepared.”

The inspiration for Jones’ most recent tweets had not been about his future, yet his past. A current meeting provided by previous challenger Anthony Smith spurred headlines concerning his insurance claim that Jones had actually failed every drug test on the week of their UFC 235 conference. As MMA Fighting formerly reported, Jones obtained a conditional permit to fight Smith after trace amounts of a metabolite for oral turinabol appeared in an out-of-competition drug test. A number of failed tests were credited to the “pulsing” of the M3 metabolite that was identified by numerous regulatory authorities to provide no performance-enhancing advantage. Jones took place to control Smith en path to a unanimous decision.

Jones clapped back at Smith’s interview, which was given up April, as well as chalked it approximately one more challenger offering excuses for a loss.

Since giving up the light heavyweight title, Jones has actually offered followers an inside look at his move up to heavyweight as he bulks up.

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