Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is serving his due time away from the Octagon, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing what he does best. Jones was at an autograph signing recently and a spectator called him out, challenging him to a grappling match.
Jones did not back down one bit.
“Was randomly called out by some MMA fans to try a grappling match today after my autograph signing,” said Jones. “I thought hey why not. Ended up rolling with a brown belt and a purple belt. Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. May even try it again tomorrow.”
Will Jon Jones Be Back In The Octagon?
Jones, of course, was once considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts, bar none. A couple of poor life decisions and a handful of speeding tickets however made sure that he spent more time outside of the cage than inside of it.
After his epic victory over reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in January of 2015, he ran into trouble and ended up being sidelined for over a year. He returned in April 2016, against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 197 – a bout which he won by unanimous decision.
With that victory, he set up a rematch against Daniel Cormier once more to try and reclaim his titles, however prior to the bout it was revealed that Jones had tested positive by USADA for a banned substance.
Cormier was obviously extremely disappointed, but Jones even more so. Jones to this day claims his innocence, despite being suspended for a few months.
Jones Is 22-1 With His Only Loss Being A Disqualification
Now, Jones is on the comeback trail, plotting his return to the UFC and trying to stay out of trouble.
In the video below, Jones completely dominates an unknown guy he rolls with, using his trademark transitions to work his way into a guillotine choke. Unknown guy obviously has no choice but to tap as the crowd cheers.
It’s good to see Jones doing what he does best and that’s compete (not to break the law, okay). If and when he does return to the Octagon, he has some unfinished business against Cormier that will need to be resolved.
Cormier is set to defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. Assuming he defeats Johnson, Cormier most likely will have to deal with Jones next.
The footage is from 10th Planet at Naga, 2016.