Jon Jones’ UFC career has been marred by long layoffs caused by suspensions due to a number of legal run-ins and positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs, but that hasn’t stopped many from calling him the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
Since making his professional debut in 2008, Jones is 26-1 with one no contest and his lone defeat a December 2009 disqualification due to illegal elbows in a fight he was dominating. He’s perhaps the most naturally gifted fighter to ever grace the cage, and his resume is as decorated as they come, with victories against various legends, UFC Hall of Famers and top contenders across two generations of light heavyweights.
After three years away, Jones, now 35, will make his highly anticipated return to the octagon this Saturday at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, where he’ll debut as a heavyweight to meet Ciryl Gane for the vacant title.
Before he does, you can check out one highlight and one photo from each of his 22 UFC bouts below.