Back in May, American mixed martial artist and UFC champ Jon Jones made his intentions clear: he plans to retire after his fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 295. Sports Broadcaster Jesse Ough shares why he thinks it might not work out that way:
In Spring 2023, Jon Jones announced that he will be retiring this year. Less of an announcement and more of a hint in Sports Broadcaster Jesse Ough’s eyes… something about this retirement doesn’t feel set in stone. UFC fans find it bizarrely unlikely that Jones would take this opportunity to call it quits. After all, the fighter is at the top of his game and recently signed an eight-fight contract. Many fans assume that if Jones defeats Stipe Miocic at UFC 295, he’ll likely snatch the mic to bid the octagon a fond farewell. But will it be permanent? Ough certainly doesn’t think so! Let’s face it: Jones is a powerhouse with a whole lot of power left to him. Fans would love to see him fight other big names in the octagon, like Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall. But will he leave us all hanging? If Ough remembers correctly, Jones did vacate a light heavyweight title in the past. So jumping out on a high note to avoid even greater heights could be a potential possibility for Jones. Only time will tell at UFC 295 in November 2023.