Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be eligible to compete once again on Oct. 28, 2018 following a 15-month suspension for a failed drug test from back at UFC 214. With that in mind, Jon Jones is willing to take on more than UFC fighters for his big return to combat sports.
Speaking to RT Sports, Jon Jones revealed his thoughts on possible opponents for his big return. Among them, Jones is interested in taking on boxing’s Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
“Right now my mindset is more about making money, even those big fights. You know, I watched Conor McGregor fight Floyd Mayweather, and it was high risk, high reward. There’s a saying, ‘scared money don’t make money’. I gotta be brave when I get back in the game and start challenging guys that I could possibly lose to, because that’s what people want to see.”
“They want to see Jones versus Velasquez, they want to see Jones versus Ngannou, that’s what people want to see, and that’s where my mindset is,” Jones said. “Jones versus Anthony Joshua, or Deontay Wilder, you know, that’s what people want to see.”