Jon Jones using words from Dominick Cruz as an inspiration for his comeback

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was closely watching the UFC Fight Night 81 event on Sunday night.

Jones who has been out of competition after being suspended and stripped of his title for legal troubles back in 2015 is looking at the new bantamweight champion for inspiration in his own return to the Octagon. Dominick Cruz who has battled injuries has only fought three times in the Octagon in the past four years. His title fight on Sunday against T.J. Dillashaw was his first fight since his win over Takeya Mizugaki, which took place in September 2014.

Cruz said in his interview in the Octagon after being awarded the split decision victory that “rust does not exist, unless you don’t train hard enough.”

With Jones recently being reinstated by the UFC, it has been over a year since the former champion has fought in the Octagon and is truly inspired by Cruz.

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