Dana White: Jon Jones Will Pick Up Where He Left Off Upon Return

Jon Jones might be out for the count right now, but this Wednesday UFC President Dana White let it be known that when the ex-UFC light heavyweight champion finally clears his legal hurdles and returns from a UFC-imposed suspension, he’ll be given the opportunity to pick up right where he left off.

Heres what White had to say on the matter:

“He comes right back and he fights for the title,He hasn’t had the time that Anderson Silva’s had, but he is the most dominant champion. If you look at the murderer’s row of the 205-pound division that he went through, and he just went through it like a hot knife through butter, I mean, he’s the man. So whenever he gets his stuff together, he’d come right back and fight for the title. We had gotten to the point where, you know, it was like if he had one more incident. And the level of the last incident obviously made it that much easier, Obviously he’s been stripped of the title, he’s not fighting anymore, and he’s got these legal issues he’s got to deal with. Once he gets through those, he’s either going to end up with a felony or jail time, or a felony and jail time. So I don’t know how this thing is going to play out. We’ll see how it goes. Like I said, he’s got these legal issues and he’s got a civil suit against him. He’s got a civil suit against him and all this other stuff. (We’ll) see how he gets through this and then find out where his head is. How does he handle himself through this situation and after it? I mean, I gotta see from him that he’s doing the right thing.”

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