UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones trains in New Mexico under the watchful eye of Greg Jackson and others.
However, Jones remains a New Yorker at heart, and would love nothing more than competing in his home state.
Next Saturday night, “Bones” faces Alexander Gustafsson from Toronto at UFC 165. The prospect of New York allowing pro MMA, though, remains on his mind.
Current NFL players Arthur and Chandler Jones both played for Syracuse in college.
“Upstate New York has a strong MMA following,” Jones continued. “It is sad those guys don’t get to watch me fight in person.
“It would be a true honor (to fight in New York).”