For many years, Jon Jones has been regarded as the best fighter in the world, pound for pound. But, his return at UFC 285 brought with it a new challenge and a lot of concerns.
The American was stepping up in weight against one of the strongest finishers in the division after being away from the ring for three years.
However, Jones turned the tables on Ciryl Gane, winning by submission in less than two minutes to win the heavyweight title and reclaim his title as the greatest of all time.
Before Jones entered the octagon, there was a commotion that required the former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion to partially remove tape off his left foot.
After Gane was raised for a low kick on Jones just seconds after it began, the fight was abruptly stopped.
After ducking a punch, Jones quickly took Gane to the ground and gained the upper hand before applying a guillotine choke to end the bout in just two minutes.
While many have praised the win of Jon Jones, UFC Fighter Brad Riddell pointed out that Jon Jones does not deserve the praise.
“Jones may have won but at the end of the day, he is a scumbag. Beats women and ran over a pregnant lady. He deserves no praise,” Riddell noted on his Instagram story.
Interestingly, Mark Hunt also had a similar opinion. Mark Hunt noted that UFC has lost its credibility and that the UFC heavyweight title is now worthless. He also went on to note that Jon Jones is a Cheating Steroid Rat.
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"He's a scum bag. Beats women and ran over a pregnant lady."— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) March 6, 2023
Brad Riddell responds to Jon Jones winning at UFC 285 pic.twitter.com/QCbXV9VdJw