MMA fans were keen to seen Jon Jones make his debut at heavyweight at UFC 282 in Dec 2022. The UFC tried to put together a match between Jon Jones and former heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic but things did not work out as Miocic wasn’t keen on signing the contract even though Jones encouraged him to do so on social media.

Jon Jones Should Return At UFC 285 In March 2023

Jones hasn’t fought for the last 2.5 years after deciding to relinquish his UFC lightheavyweight belt and move up to heavyweight. The current UFC champion Francis Ngannou is currently sitting out due to an injury and is expected to be ready to fight in early 2023.

However the UFC continues to have problems in getting Ngannou to agree to the terms of his next fight. Reports suggest that Jon Jones will fight for the UFC heavyweight belt at UFC 285 which is set to take place in March 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If the UFC cannot get a deal done with Ngannou, then it is likely that they will strip him of the heavyweight title and Jones will end up fighting either Curtis Blaydes or Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title.