Jon Jones has offered an explanation for why his opponent, Ciryl Gane, tapped out so rapidly during their recent UFC 285 bout. The former light heavyweight champion made his much-anticipated return to the octagon after a three-year hiatus, this time competing in the heavyweight division. Despite being the favorite to win, Jones secured the victory with a guillotine choke that Gane submitted to quickly. Some fans, including retired UFC star Demetrious Johnson, questioned Gane’s lack of defense during the bout. In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, Jones revealed that he heard Gane’s spine cracking during the first submission attempt, providing a plausible reason for his opponent’s quick tap-out. Jones also shared that he didn’t expect the match to end so soon, but was pleased with the outcome nonetheless, stating that fighting is not just a job, but his life’s purpose and destiny.