Jones has been out of the sport since late 2021 after a controversial domestic abuse case levelled against him amongst other problems. His decline began in 2020, with contractual issues with the franchise coming to light just before his UFC 247 title defence against Dominick Reyes.
Jones barely outclassed Reyes in the Octagon but unfortunately had to vacate his title shortly after and has since been on a hiatus from the sport. Despite being one of the most vocal critics of the UFC’s wage structure, Dana White has been keen to see the man he refers to as the Light Heavyweight ‘Greatest Of All Time’ (GOAT) return to the sport which he dominated for so long.
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