Alas, Jon Jones has an opponent.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jones will fight former champion Vitor Belfort at the Sept. 22 event in Toronto. Jones (16-1) passed on a fight against former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, which forced UFC president Dana White to cancel the Sept. 1 event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Jones was slated to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 151 next weekend. Henderson had to pull out of the fight with a knee injury and Jones said he wasn't going to fight Sonnen "on eight days' notice."
UFC first approached Lyoto Machida and then Mauricio Rua to take on Jones at UFC 152 in Toronto. Both fighters declined, according to ESPN.
That left Jones to fight Belfort (21-9), who held the UFC lightweight title for eight months in 2004. Belfort won the title with a first-round TKO of Randy Couture, then lost in a rematch in August.