Dana White says he wants Jon Jones to return to the UFC this summer, teasing a monster pool before he returns to the Octagon.
Jones has not fought in the UFC since defeating Dominic Reyes in February 2020.
He has since given up his UFC light heavyweight title to move up to the heavyweight division.
The UFC president expects “Bone” to return in the summer, suggesting the fight with Stipe Miocic “makes sense.”
When asked about the UFC International Fight Week card in July this year, White told TMZ Sports: “Look, people are constantly talking about how great this card is, and I told people the day before that we had no difficult lines this summer. Confidence. ”
On Jones, he added: “I hope Jon Jones will be part of that squad this summer.
“Yes, Stipe is fine.”
Miocic hasn’t fought since losing the UFC heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou last year.
But the 39-year-old player seemed poised to welcome Jones back to the UFC in a major clash over the summer.
UFC hero Henry Cejudo is backing Jones to meet Miocic later this year.
“This is the coming battle,” he said. “That’s where we’re really going to be able to see Jon’s creativity. If we really think about it … I don’t think Stepe has a crazy ability to beat. I think talent is the greatest Stepe is his stamina.
“Jon Jones, he needs this time to get his mind back to normal, his body to recover and to enjoy his family. All this is needed and if he takes another year off I won’t be mad because of his could have done so much. ” achievements.
“It’s got to the point where people are just getting used to it.”