Report: Dana White confirms that Jon Jones will not be headlining UFC 230

Despite Jon Jones’ USADA ban being lifted next month, Dana White has claimed that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will not be headlining UFC 230 in his home state of New York City, despite rampant speculation that he would.

His eligibility to compete once again begins five days prior to UFC 230, which will take place on November 3rd at Madison Square Garden. The rumour mill has been going wild and everyone with half an interest in mixed martial arts made the assumption that “Bones” would be fighting on the PPV which currently lacks a main event. UFC President Dana White ended all hopes of that becoming a possibility at last nights press conference for UFC 229.

“He will not be on that main event,” White told reporters. “One hundred percent no.”

Many expected a trilogy fight with Daniel Cormier or a second fight with Alexander Gustafsson would be next for Jones but neither of those fights are going to happen, at least not at UFC 230. Not long after the decision was announced by USADA, Jones took to social media to show his gratitude to his fans and expressed his desire to return to the octagon and regain his beloved 205lb crown.

There is still no sign of a main event announcement for UFC 230 but I can’t imagine we are long from finding out who will headline the card but for “Bones” fans, UFC 230 will not be offering greener pastures.

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Ryan Cambridge

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