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Twoweight MMA World Champion Mason Jones Chooses Not to Resign from the UFC

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Twoweight MMA world champion Mason Jones chooses not to re-sign with the UFC… After the fighter was once dubbed the ‘next Conor McGregor’, he won just one of his four fights in the promotion

  • MMA star Mason Jones has announced he will not re-sign with the UFC
  • The former Cage Warriors doubles champion went 1-2-1 during his UFC stint
  • Jones is considered one of the UK’s brightest prospects in martial arts

Former Cage Warriors twoweight world champion Mason Jones has announced that he will not re-sign with the UFC after battling his way through the remainder of his contract.

Writing on Twitter, Jones did not rule out a return to the promotion, adding that he “might get into some fights outside the organization.”

“As most know, I fought my UFC contract. I will not be re-signing this side of this year with UFC and maybe keep some fights out of the organization before returning to keep you all busy,” Jones wrote.

Mason Jones has announced he will not re-sign with the UFC after his contract expires

The 27-year-old lightweight went 1-2-1 during his four-fight stint with the promotion

The 27-year-old lightweight went 1-2-1 during his four-fight stint with the promotion

The Welsh lightweight entered the UFC with a wave of momentum after becoming the first fighter to match Conor McGregor’s feat of becoming champions in two different classes in Europe’s preeminent MMA organization, Cage Warriors.

Jones was set to make his UFC arc in January 2021, taking on American Mike Davis in Abu Dhabi. The pair went to work at breakneck speed, which ultimately came down to the scorecards, with Davis winning a controversial judges decision in a fight that would go on to receive the Fight of the Night honor.

The 27-year-old returned to the Octagon in June last year, against Brazilian veteran Alan Patrick. The fight turned into a no-contest after Patrick was unable to continue from an accidental eye prick.

Jones earned Fight of the Night honors in his UFC debut against Mike Davis

Jones earned Fight of the Night honors in his UFC debut against Mike Davis

After Patrick pulled out of a scheduled rematch between the pair, Jones took his only UFC win to date against rising prospect David Onama, in another action-packed brawl.

Following the win, Jones would compete in the UFC for the first time in the UK, but would eventually suffer a defeat to Ludovit Klein in what was the last term of his contract with the promotion.

While Jones’ initial stint in the promotion may have ended in disappointment, the Welshman will look to flyweight star Brandon Moreno, who claimed gold on his UFC return after failing to impress in his first run with the organization.

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