In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones made his successful return to the Octagon as he defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight championship.
While Jones was extremely critical of his performance, he is now the interim UFC light heavyweight champion, and will face Daniel Cormier for the undisputed light heavyweight championship.
Below you can see reactions from fighters regarding the event.
Love him or hate him Jon Jones is a baaaad dude and is back and it's exciting to see it no matter who's on the other side of the cage!
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) April 24, 2016
Got to give it up for Osp took the fight on 3 weeks notice, didn't get finished, and actually fought pretty well for the most part. #respeck
— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) April 24, 2016
The length and awkwardness of OSP makes this good
— Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) April 24, 2016
RESPECT to OSP #UFC197
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 24, 2016
— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) April 24, 2016
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 24, 2016
— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) April 24, 2016
That said, Jones will be better than ever next fight, and all credit to OSP, who may have a broken arm after that last slam. #ufc197
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) April 24, 2016
Props to both osp and jones for accepting this fight on short notice. Jones hard on himself but he got it done #ufc197
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) April 24, 2016
— Tarec Saffiedine (@tarecfighter) April 24, 2016
Dana White confirms Ovince Saint Preux suffered a broken arm in his fight with Jon Jones #UFC197
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 24, 2016