Jon Jones

Jon Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Jonathan Dwight Jones, professionally known as Jon Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-times UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, as he won the undisputed championship once an interim championship once. He also became the youngest champion in UFC history after winning the UFC Light Heavyweight world championship at the age of 23. He is ranked number 3 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings. He holds many UFC records in the light heavyweight division, including the most successful and consecutive title defenses, the longest win streak, the most wins, and the most submission victories. He holds the record of most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in UFC history with eight defenses.

He was initially suspended for a year after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) ruled the positive test came from a male enhancement pill. His UFC Light Heavyweight Championship was also stripped from him. He again failed another USADA drug test in 2017 and his third championship was reversed. He faced a potential four-year ban. However, he was suspended for fifteen months for not enough evidence to show he was intentionally taking banned substances.

Alexander Gustafsson’s team released a statement to an MMA Fighting about Jon Jones situation expressing their displeasure about the latest drug-testing findings and the way it was handled

Alexander Gustaffson and his team have released a long statement questioning the Jon Jones situation for positive drug testing situation handled by CSAC. He is the same Alexander Gustafsson who was defeated by Jon Jones via technical knockout in the third round at UFC 232 on 29 December 2018. Following two drug tests suspended earlier, he became eligible to fight again as of October 2018. With the rise of further inconsistencies following the drug test on 23 December 2018, he was not granted a license to fight in Nevada. Thus, his fight event was moved to Los Angeles, where he defeated Alexander Gustafsson. Then, CSAC did not take any disciplinary action against Jones as they stated that there was no evidence that Jones had re-administered a banned substance and no performance-enhancing benefits recently.

In the light of recent events, as he tested positive for traces of a long-term metabolite of oral Turinabol in a sample collected a day before his fight with Gustafsson, Gustaffson’s team released a statement which expressed their displeasure about the way they handled the situation and called the whole situation an absolute mess.

They wrote, “The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests. Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

Famous For

  • He is the youngest UFC champion in UFC history.
  • He is regarded as one of the greatest professional fighters of all-time and ranks at number 3 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
  • He has never been defeated for a championship in an MMA competition.

Early Life of Jon Jones

Jon Jones was born on 19 July 1987. He was born to Arthur Jones Jr. and Camille Jones in Rochester, New York in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He has 3 siblings, Chandler Jones, Arthur Jones, Carmen Jones. His older sister, Carmen, died of brain cancer, at the age of 17. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He follows Christianity. He attended Union-Endicott High School. He used to play football as a defensive lineman at the high school. He also won a national JUCO championship at Iowa Central Community College. He then attended Morrisville State College, from which he dropped before completing his graduation.

The career of Jon Jones

In April 2008, Jon Jones made his professional MMA debut.

Before signing with the UFC, he won USKBA Light Heavyweight Championship defeating Moyses Gabin at BCX 5 via TKO in the second round.

In August 2008, he made his UFC debut against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, where he won via unanimous decision.

On December 5, 2009, he was disqualified against Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale.

Jones won the “Knockout of the Night” award against Brandon Vera in March 2010, where he won via TKO.

Jones won the “Submission of the Night” bonus after he defeated an undefeated Ultimate Fighter winner, Ryan Bader via submission on 5 February 2011.

He defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO on 19 March 2011 and became the youngest UFC champion ever.

He first defended his championship title against Quinton Jackson in September 2011, becoming the first UFC fighter to submit Jackson.

Jones bout with Alexander Gustafsson in September 2013 was given several names, “an epic battle”, “instant-classic”, “Fight of the Year”, “Greatest light heavyweight title fight of all-time”, and “one of the greatest fights in the UFC history”, as both were sent to hospital after the fight. Jones won the fight via a controversial unanimous decision.

He was stripped of the belt and suspended from the UFC for a hit-and-run incident in 2015. His suspension ended after six months.

He faced the second suspension for a year after USADA tested him positively. NSAC also suspended him for a year.

In 2017, he faced the third suspension after USADA confirmed his test positive for Turinabol. His recently re-captured UFC Light Heavyweight Championship winning against Daniel Cormier was stripped off.

Personal Life of Jon Jones

Jon Jones is currently engaged to Jessie Moses. They first met at high school. They started dating while in high school. They got engaged in 2015. The couple is blessed with 3 daughters, Leah, Carmen, and Olivia Haven. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Body Measurements of Jon Jones

Jon Jones stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 205 lbs i.e. 93 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has black eyes and black hair.

Net Worth of Jon Jones

As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at $12 million. He earned almost all of his fortune fighting as a mixed martial artist. He is considered one of the successful fighter in UFC history. He is the first-ever MMA fighter to be sponsored by Nike at the international level. He is also the first MMA fighter to have his own shoe line. He was also the first MMA fighter to represent Gatorade and MuscleTech in the Octagon. Previously, he has endorsed Reebok.

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