Jon Jones recently relinquished the UFC light heavyweight title. But now that there’s a new champion in the division, he’s already thinking about a comeback.
After defeating Dominick Reyes in February and engaging in a public battle with the UFC for money, Jones ultimately decided to drop his 205-pound title and turn his attention to the heavyweight instead.
On Saturday night, Jan Blachowicz clinched the belt with a dominant second-round TKO finish against Reyes in the UFC 253 co-main event.
After Blachowicz dismantled Reyes, he wasted no time in inviting Jones to return to his old camp to try and get the title back.
“Jon Jones, where are you?”
This obviously caught Jones’s attention. He took Twitter to first congratulate Blachowicz on his win and then hinted that maybe his light heavyweight days aren’t behind him after all.
“Guys, would you be annoyed if I went back and grabbed my belt very quickly?” Jones wrote.
Would you be angry if I came back and grabbed my belt very quickly?
– BONY (@JonnyBones) September 27, 2020
That message came after a fan spoke to Jones saying it had to do with Blachowicz’s power after a third knockout in the Polish star’s last four wins.
While Jones’s message may seem to tease a potential light heavyweight return, it remains to be seen if he would actually want to go back and fight for the title he just gave up.
More recently, Jones went into the weight room to start bulking up in hopes of booking a heavyweight bout in his return to action.
At UFC 253’s post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White said she hasn’t spoken to Jones yet, but if he’s serious about returning to light heavyweights, promotion would obviously give him his first crack at Blachowicz. .
“If Jon Jones wanted that fight, we wouldn’t be denying Jon Jones the opportunity,” White said.
For his part, Blachowicz didn’t seem so impressed with Jones’s performance on Twitter after calling him earlier in the night.