Jon Jones Targeting October for Return to the Ring

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is still on the mend after suffering a nasty toe injury in April during a dominant victory over Chael Sonnen. Fortunately, it sounds like Jones is healing as expected and already has a general date in mind for when he’d like to put his gold up for grabs again.

According to a report on UFC Tonight, Jones wants to fight in October. Though far from being set in stone, the date indicates “Bones” is confident in his ability to recover in time.

It is likely the 18-1 Jones will face Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) when he gets a green light to fight again. The two have been linked to a likely tilt for a few weeks based on each expressing interest in the match-up materializing.

SOURCE: UFC Tonight
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