UFC fighter Jon Jones
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Jon Jones has yet to officially make his return in the cage after his last appearance at UFC 247 against Dominick Reyes. Regardless, it was a performance that was hardly impressive and it appears “Bones” is pretty much aware of it.

On Tuesday, Mar. 29, the former UFC light heavyweight champion put up a tweet explaining that not-so-impressive performance.

The 34-year-old feels he lost his spark in the heavyweight division after being on top for nearly a decade.

“My candle for light heavyweight blew out, it showed in my last fight, instead of being discouraged by a bad performance, I’m stoked about this new season. New energy. My time at LWH was over, I see that more clear today than ever,” Jones tweeted.

In the eyes of critics, the performance of Reyes was enough to earn that win. But as most know, Jones walked out of that UFC 247 match with a unanimous decision victory.

However, Jones would vacate the heavyweight title in August of that same year due to a financial dispute with the UFC over a May 2020 fight.

But even before the fight against Reyes, Jones’ poor showings have been noticed. In July 2019, “Bones” won via split decision against Thiago Santos at UFC 239. Although Santos suffered a knee injury in that fight, he became the first fighter to win a scorecard against Jones.

Given the two subpar performances, Jones seems to be aware that he needs to do something and prove that he is still among the best fighters in the mixed martial arts scene.

Based on another social media post, it appears Jon Jones has that in mind.

“I’ve been imagining it for over two years now, I genuinely believe winning this heavyweight championship is in my destiny. It’s already been written. I just need to keep my nose in the dirt for now and keep working, everything else will take care of itself,” Jones said in another tweet.

Jon Jones
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