Video: Is Ciryl Gane the worst matchup for Jon Jones in UFC 285 return fight?

After more than three long years, Jon Jones will finally make his return to the octagon on March 4 when he meets Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title in the UFC 285 main event.

Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) hasn’t seen action since February 2029, and will finally make his long-awaited debut in the heavyweight division against Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in a fight that came together after Francis Ngannou was stripped of the title and exited the promotion after a contract dispute.

There have been many different dynamics to a Jones comeback over the years, as well as multiple potential opponents. Ultimately Gane is the name who he will face, and some pundits believe it to be the most difficult challenge “Bones” could face after all this time off.


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Did Jones bite off more than he can chew in his comeback attempt? Or is Gane a tailor-made matchup for him?

Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Brian “Goze” Garcia, Farah Hannoun and Nolan King answered those questions and more with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. You can watch their discussion in the video above. And don’t miss this week’s full episode below.

“Spinning Back Clique” is released each Monday LIVE on MMA Junkie’s YouTube channel.


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