In response to a fight fan who accused him of avoiding a fight against interim champion Tom Aspinall, the heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Jon Jones recently provided a hilarious response.
Aspinall is considered by many to be the champion’s kryptonite. However, earlier today, a person by the name of @Dan__220 took to X (which was formerly known as Twitter) and speculated on ‘Bones’ reluctance to take the bout, saying:
“When [are] you going to stop ducking Tom???”
Enlarge the Tweet
Almost immediately, Jones responded by asserting that he would be available for the fight once his injury had fully healed. It was him who said:
“Let me heal, and give me some Jelly Ranchers.”
Enlarge the Tweet
As of yet, ‘Bones’ has not competed in a fight since he won the heavyweight championship at UFC 285 by way of a first-round submission victory against Ciryl Gane. A shoulder injury that the 36-year-old sustained during training caused him to take a break from fighting, despite the fact that he was supposed to compete against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295.
In his professional mixed martial arts career, he has a record of 27-1 with one no-contest. In the years leading prior to his promotion, he was the undisputed champion of the light heavyweight class.
As a result of his victories over illustrious competitors like Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Daniel Cormier, and Alexander Gustafsson, Jones is largely regarded as one of the most accomplished mixed martial artists in the history of the sport.
Check out some of Jon Jones’s best moments below:
During this time, Tom Aspinall has achieved significant progress in his professional life during the past few months. The Englishman knocked out Sergei Pavlovich in the first round of UFC 295 to win the interim championship, making him the third champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the history of the United States of America.
The thirty-year-old fighter boasts a flawless record in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), with victories against high-profile opponents such as Sergey Spivak and Alexander Volkov, amongst others. His only defeat came against Curtis Blaydes.
Jon Jones dismisses UFC 300 return
Jon Jones has announced that he would not be competing on the historic pay-per-view event that is the UFC 300. This news comes after the highly anticipated event is rapidly approaching.
Jones remarked, in response to a question from a fan on X, that despite the fact that the promotion had granted him a spot in the event, he will not be ready to return to active competition by the month of April. It was him who said:
I received a phone call and was offered the opportunity to compete in the event. The guys explained that they simply wanted to provide me with the choice. We were both aware that I would not be all set. My relationship with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is stronger than it has ever been.