UFC officials made the announcement today with a date still pending on Jones’ first fight back in the Octagon.
“We’ve made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there are significant expectations we have regarding his conduct moving forward,” UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “We’re happy to read and see reports that he has embraced the terms of his plea agreement and is using this experience to grow and develop as a person.”
“I am thankful to be able to do what I love once again,” Jones said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to proving myself as a champion in and outside of the Octagon.”