Let’s just admit that Jon Jones is a real life Terminator. If Cyberdyne Systems wanted to create the best T-800 model, it would be based on Jon Jones. That’s why it’s more than just a snappy quote when Carlos Condit told Ariel Helwani that Jon Jones told Condit that, “He’ll be back.”
Whew, that was convoluted, but it doesn’t make it not true. Even if this information is coming like a game of telephone, we’ll at least be able to see Jon Jones back and doing his thing once again. He’ll come back, he’ll win the title again, and he’ll be right where he left off – the best fighter who ever lived.
Here’s what Condit said, transcribed by MMAjunkie:
“Jon’s been around the gym a little bit, which is good, I like to see him down there. It’s a crazy situation that he’s going to have to deal with. I think having him in gym doing what he does best, training and trying to keep that side of his life going, is a good thing. [I] Talked to him briefly, but not about incident but about situation. He said, ‘I’ll be back, I’m going to be back.’ I believe him, there’s no doubt. I think there’s a good chance. In his mind he’s fighting again.”
But how long will Jones be gone for? How long will it take to get his life in order? We’ll probably find out after he’s done with the court proceedings…