MMA fans worldwide have been awaiting the return of Jon “Bones” Jones. But this isn’t quite what we had in mind.
Jones announced (in a since-deleted tweet) that he has signed to fight in a grappling-only bout in the Fury Grappling League. His opponent – current Bellator fighter and AEW superstar, Jake Hager.
Hager is 3-0-1 since he joined Bellator in January 2019, with his first two wins coming by submission in the first round. After Jones sent out the tweet, Hager responded:
— Jake Hager (@RealJakeHager) November 20, 2021
It would be great to see Jones return to action for the first time since early 2020, so hopefully, these two can agree to terms. This should be a good first step back towards entering the octagon especially after recently switching gyms.
Jones is still dealing with an ongoing domestic violence case, but here’s hoping we see one of the best of all time return to the Octagon in better form once everything is sorted out.