For the first time since September 2011, someone not named Jon Jones (pictured) defended the UFC light heavyweight title.
With Jones’ latest legal woe now behind him, with April’s felony hit-and-run arrest costing him his belt and ability to fight in the UFC, it was a given Jones would be watching bitter rival Daniel Cormier defend his crown against Alexander Gustafsson Saturday at UFC 192 very closely.
Jones has been radio silent on social media since his latest mishap, which resulted in a pregnant motorist suffering a broken arm, but many were hoping he would make a return given the skin he has in the game.
Just moments after Cormier took a split decision over Gustafsson, Jones posted a selfie video on his Instagram account. And as Jones likes to often do, he promptly deleted it.
However, nothing is truly ever erased from the Internet. @MMAHistoryToday was quick to record Jones’ video and re-post it.
“I think I miss it. I don’t know,” Jones stated with a creepy grunt and stare into his camera phone.
UFC vice president of public relations Dave Sholler said during last night’s UFC 192 post-fight press conference that the UFC will address Jones’ reinstatement within the week.
There is no reason to believe Jones won’t get an immediate shot to reclaim his hardware upon return.
Jones utterly destroyed Cormier this past January in his last outing.
Please click the media player below to watch Jones’ video:
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) October 4, 2015