Jon Jones UFC Feb 15, 2020; Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA; UFC fighter Jon Jones attends the light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz (blue) and Corey Anderson (red) during UFC Fight Night at Santa Ana Star Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s UFC 285 Main Event features the return to the octagon for former Light-Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Ahead of his fight, he received a message from recently retired star quarterback Tom Brady.

Jones hasn’t competed in the UFC since February of 2020. Brady detailed in his message that he is excited about Jones’ return and offered his best wishes ahead of his matchup against Heavyweight title challenger Ciryl Gane.

“Hey Jon wanted to say welcome back to the main stage,” said Brady in a video posted by the UFC on Twitter. It’s great to see the G.O.A.T. do what he does best. I thought seven titles was a lot but you doubled it, man. I know tonight is not gonna be easy with Ciryl Gane standing on the other side of that octagon. He’s a bad man and it’s gonna be a great fight.”

Jones is perhaps the greatest fighter to ever step into the octagon. He comes into the matchup with a 26-1 professional record, with his one loss coming via disqualification due to an illegal elbow he landed.

While some would predict that Jon Jones will likely come in and dominate Ciryl Gane, there are many factors that are in Gane’s favor in this fight.

Jones is moving up to heavyweight to face Gane. Gane is the far bigger man naturally, only fighting at the heavyweight weight class in his career. Jones also may be rusty coming off of a three-year absence away from fighting.

Regardless, it should certainly be an extremely entertaining matchup, and Tom Brady is just one of the millions that will be watching this highly anticipated fight.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.