After terrifying us with the prospect of taking half a year off to relax, Jon Jones is doing a 180 and just told Dana White he’s ready to fight:
“[Jones] called about four days ago and said ‘okay let’s go, I’m done with vacation.'” UFC president Dana White said on “The MMA Insiders” on ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas (12:37 mark). “He said he wanted to take all this time off and then they were calling me four days ago saying he wants to fight as soon as possible. He’s ready to go.”
“What could end up happening is Dan Henderson fights Jon Jones first, and then [Jones’ subsequent fight] would be close to the time that Rashad fights. Or we see how things go with Rashad [versus Phil Davis] and Rashad fights him first,” said White.
With half the other UFC champions either injured or averaging 2 fights a year, it’s nice to see we’ve got an workhorse we can rely on for consistent performances and asskickings through 2012. Unless something horrible happens in training. In which case we know the Lord has marked us with His curse and we should cease participating in our wicked sport, lest we displease Him more.