There was no huge announcement, nothing changed since his tentative return date, but it didn't matter. Jonathan Dwight Jones still has the aura in the fan's eyes as the greatest of all time, so when he shows up, people listen. He did not disappoint. In his latest presser today for #UFC210, he covered Daniel Cormier's weigh-in weirdness, his suspension for 'awesome' sexual enhancers, and anything else you'd want to know. Brace yourselves, Jon Jones is back.
Daniel "Dirty" Cormier
"That was absolutely nuts. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I watched the guy. If you focus on his hands, you can see him looking down and balancing out his weight just right to make 205. What a clever trick. Pretty dishonest of him. The crazy thing is that it was allowed to happen. I would imagine there has to be some sort of commision or something to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it. No one's addressing it. He just completely got away with doing one of the dirtiest things I've seen in sports." — Jon Jones on Daniel Cormier's weigh-in controversy.
He'll Be at UFC 210
#DanielCormier should have known that after he warned Jon Jones it 'wouldn't be good' for him to come to UFC 210, that it would only guarantee that he would show up. There's no promise he'll enter in the cage and breathe hot air on the victor's nose, but his mere presence should be enough to add an extra atmosphere to the fight. This may go double for Cormier, given that Jones' shadow has loomed over him for nearly four years.
The Joe Rogan Experience
It's no wonder he was laughing about freaking out his publicist. To kick off December of last year, Jones did a good ol' fashioned Oprah-style tell-all in Joe Rogan's psychedelic man cave. Every gory detail was illuminated, including the fact that he used to get blackout drunk before every fight and that he was a stoner since high school. Oh, and he popped for 'dick pills' which he'll remind us of later.
Get Ready to Tap
Unless you've been living under an MMA rock for the past year, Jones decided to pass the time away from elbowing dudes in their dome by trying to submit them. Don't let his cute roll with some kids fool you, he dominated legend Dan Henderson like he was a child and started to get call-outs from the best grapplers on the planet. Remember when he said he didn't even train for Alexander Gustafsson? Once again, Jon Jones terrifies us by saying he finally started devoting time to something he lackadasically set records in.
Who Doesn't Hate Taxes?
Yeah, he missed out on 2016's card of the year and UFC's New York debut because of his suspension, but he's not too beat up about it. Unfortunately for New York, they take a pretty big chunk off of profits for the UFC cards and Jones doesn't want people messing with his money. After all, he's got training costs, a family and exotic cats to purchase.