Jon Jones 'Really Not Sure' When He'll Return to UFC: 'I Want a Super Fight'

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 06:  Jon Jones of the United States looks on prior to his UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout against Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn't sure when he'll next be back in the Octagon, noting he wants a "super fight" to get excited about.

Jones is widely regarded as one of the best MMA fighters of all time. Since making his return to the sport in December 2018, he's won three fights in succession, the most recent a split-decision success against Thiago Santos.

On Wednesday, Jones conducted a Q&A with his Twitter followers and replied to a question regarding his next UFC fight by saying that he wants a noteworthy opponent to lure him back into action:

Jones referred to Dominick Reyes, who called out the champion after his win over Chris Weidman on Oct. 19.

The 32-year-old added that he's struggled to get motivated for some of his recent contests and commented on the lack of superstar names in the light heavyweight division (includes profanity)

Jones also mentioned the prospect of taking a hiatus from competing in fights for a couple of years and then returning for a run at the title: 

The 32-year-old has been involved in some of the biggest fights in the sport in recent years, with two showdowns against Daniel Cormier coming at the end of ill-tempered buildups.

Jones beat Cormier in their first meeting at UFC 182 via unanimous decision and won the second contest at UFC 214 by knockout initially, although the bout was later ruled a no-contest after Jones tested positive for turinabol.

Jones' fight with Alexander Gustafsson in December captured the attention of a lot of fans, as it was a rematch of one of the toughest tests of the champions' career. However, the subsequent clashes with Anthony Smith and Santos haven't triggered too much buzz.

As noted by ESPN's Ariel Helwani, the natural next fight for Jones does appear to be Reyes after his impressive sequence of wins:

However, it appears Jones has little interest in trading insults with Reyes, never mind going toe-to-toe with him in the Octagon.

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