JON JONES successfully returned from a THREE-YEAR lay-off to capture the heavyweight crown and further stake his claim to be the greatest fighter of all time.
Eleven years after first toying with a move up to heavyweight, Jones challenged Frenchman Ciryl Gane for the vacant title in the main event of UFC 285 in Las Vegas.
GettyJon Jones returned from a three-year hiatus to lock horns with Ciryl Gane at UFC 285[/caption]
AFPThe bout marked Jones’ long-awaited heavyweight debut – which was eleven years in the making[/caption]
MMA fans had there doubts ahead of the former light-heavyweight champion’s date with destiny, with many believing Father Time had caught up with him in his last outing.
But he silenced the doubters with a stunning first round submission victory over Gane to become a two-division champion and further cement his already concrete legacy in the sport.
An elated Jones said: “First and foremost, I gotta give thanks to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
“Without him, I never would’ve made it this far.”
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