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‘Options looking crazy right now’

Will UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones stick around long enough to eventually fight Alex Pereira? That’s a question many MMA fans have on their minds, and his most recent comments sound promising.

On Monday, Jones took to X to answer a fan question asking him if he plans to retire after his expected title defense in November against Stipe Miocic.

To which Jones replied, “Honestly, it’s hard to say right now. I’m gonna base a lot of that on my next performance. The options are looking crazy right now.”

The comments come on the heels of Saturday’s UFC 303, where Brazilian star Alex Pereira defended his light heavyweight title against Jiri Prochazka with a second-round TKO. After the fight, “Poatan” expressed his interest in moving up to heavyweight and got many fans calling for a potential clash with Jones.

Jones, who’s the greatest champion in UFC light heavyweight division history, is currently recovering and rehabbing from a shoulder surgery and is expected to make his return in November against Miocic. There’s also been talk of an eventual title unification bout with Tom Aspinall, who defends his UFC interim heavyweight title against Curtis Blaydes later this month at UFC 304.

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