T-Mobile Arena displays ad for Jon Jones-Ciryl Gane fight at UFC 285, ‘Bones’ confirms

Jon Jones, who hasn’t fought since February 2020, will face former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Cyril Gaine on March 4 in Las Vegas. (Photo via Getty Images)

Breaking news can come from anywhere, but this is probably from the most unusual source ever. A video board on his T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 285 on March 4 promotes his gain fight between former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former interim heavyweight champion Cyril. I was. The board was showing UFC ads ahead of his NHL match for Saturday’s Vegas Golden Knights against the Edmonton Oilers.

This has not been confirmed by the UFC, but Jones seems to have confirmed it in an interview with Michael Wonsover on former UFC champion Henry Cejudo’s site.

In the video, Jones said he attended his daughter’s volleyball tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, and had the opportunity to train at Cejudo’s Fight Ready MMA Gym for four days. Asked by Cejudo if he would like to take coaching, Jones seemed to confirm the game with Gahn.

“I definitely want Henry to coach me for this fight against Cyril Gaine,” Jones said.

UFC officials did not return messages and were unable to contact Jones.

What’s unclear, however, is the status of heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who defeated Gane last year at UFC 270 in Anaheim, California, to win the undisputed championship.

Ngannou is recovering from surgery to repair a knee injury sustained in the fight, but is also in contention with the UFC.

T-Mobile’s banner refers to the Jones-Gane fight when it comes to the “World Heavyweight Championship,” with no mention of an in-between. The UFC doesn’t usually make mistakes like that to spare words.

Considered by many to be the greatest MMA fighter of all time, Jones hasn’t fought since defeating Dominic Reyes on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247 in Houston. Jones, who won his first light heavyweight title in 2011, has spoken of his desire to win the heavyweight title as long ago as 2013.

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