And just like that, he’s back. Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion & P4P great Jon Jones is now part of the official UFC roster.
UFC officials announced his reinstatement today from an indefinite suspension. A return date or opponent has yet to be announced, but we can likely all guess who his
victim opponent will be.
Official UFC Statement:
Following a review of the plea agreement reached by Jon Jones and officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the judge’s decision, UFC announced today the formal reinstatement of Jones to the UFC roster. Effective immediately, Jones is eligible to return to competition. As such, UFC expects Jones to meet all of the terms of his plea agreement, including mandatory community service, as a condition of his reinstatement.
UFC is currently discussing with Jones a potential date for his return to the Octagon.
“We’ve made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward,” said UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. “We’re happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person.”
“I am thankful to be able to do what I love once again and I look forward to proving myself as a champion in and outside of the Octagon,” Jones said.
Following the announcement, Jones issued a statement saying, “It took me losing almost everything I had worked for to realize how much I had.”
We know one thing for sure. We’re excited to see him fight again.