UFC star Jon Jones has been dropped down to fourth position in the promotion’s male pound-for-pound rankings.
Jones, who was arrested last month following the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hasn’t fought since February 2020 when he narrowly beat Dominick Reyes to retain his UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 247. Ever since then he’s spent most of his time training, feuding with the UFC and preparing for a potential move up to the heavyweight division.
Earlier this year we saw UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman leap above Jon Jones and become the P4P number one, in a move that many felt had been a long time coming.
Now, courtesy of his inactivity as well as the success of those around him, Jones has been relegated to fourth spot.
Will “Bones” find his way back to the summit?
Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya are the two men who have taken their place in the top three and deservedly so. Volkanovski is coming off the back of an impressive win over Brian Ortega at UFC 266, whereas Adesanya recently audited Marvin Vettori in a one-sided middleweight title affair. In addition to that, Adesanya just so happens to be one of Jon Jones’ least favourite fighters following their extended war of words over social media in the last twelve months.
Jones himself knows that he needs to focus on getting his personal life in order before he can even think about climbing into the octagon, and when he does, it won’t exactly be a picnic with his likely opponent being the winner of Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight crown.
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