Lambasting long-time rival, Colby Covington ahead of UFC 296 over the course of the weekend, heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has offered to gift undisputed welterweight titleholder, Leon Edwards a brand new motorcycle, celebrating the Birmingham native’s decision shoutout win over the former.
Jones, who is the current heavyweight champ and a former two-time gold medalist in light heavyweight, has not competed since UFC 285 was held back in March. He won the vacant heavyweight championship with a dominant first round submission victory over the former interim champion Ciryl Gane.
Jones, the former number one pound-for -pound fighter, was forced to pull out of a fight scheduled for UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden last month after he sustained a tear in his pectoral tendon.
And heavily criticizing Covington ahead of UFC 296, Jones took issue with the Clovis native who mocked Edwards’ late father, who was shot dead inside a London nightclub when the former was just 13 years of age.
“Couldn’t agree with (Sean) Strickland anymore,” Jon Jones posted on his official X account. Colby (Covington) is by far the most heinous human being I’ve ever encountered in my…