The UFC have officially announced that the former Light heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is back in the UFC. Jones is able to return to compete as long as he meets all of the terms of his plea agreement, including mandatory community service. The UFC are currently discussing with Jones a potential date for his return.
“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.