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Jon Jones re-instated by UFC

Jon Jones has been re-instated by the UFC.

Jon Jones has been re-instated by the UFC.

Every great fighter has a return. Whether it is a return from a slump or a return from injury or retirement. In Jon Jones’ case, he’s getting a return from a suspension. The UFC officially re-instated Jones, who was suspended and had his light heavyweight championship belt strips for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run in late April. That caused him to removed from the main event of UFC 187 in a highly-anticipated fight against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and he saw his greatest rival, Daniel Cormier, win the vacated title and parade it around claiming he was undoubtedly the champion.

If you remember correctly, Jones embarrassed Cormier at UFC 182, yet Cormier still keeps talking and proclaiming his legacy as the best light heavyweight in the UFC.

The only thing that makes sense is that those to get back in the Octagon across from each other once again with the title on the line. With Jones’ suspension the rivalry has actually gotten more intense and Jones could end it for sure if he beats him again. Should Cormier win, a rubber match would be huge.

It is very unclear how the UFC plans on treating Jones. Even despite the rise of Conor McGregor and the mass appeal of Ronda Rousey, Jones has the legitimate claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC and is still probably the biggest draw the promotion has. The UFC could choose to make Jones prove himself after his suspension with another fight before he gets a title fight, but what could headline the mega UFC event UFC 200 better than Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier II – The Return and the Rematch? The fight sells itself.

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