“Hopefully He Can Get Past That” – Demetrious Johnson Shares His Thoughts on Jon Jones’ Latest Controversy

Published 09/30/2021, 9:10 AM EDT


Anything related to Jon Jones is always a hot topic in the MMA community. Sometimes it is about his accolades, other times it is about his controversies. In this case, it is the latter, and former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson recently gave his take on Jones’ latest controversy.

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Details emerged following his controversy once again, leaving all the fans disappointed. Ever since then, whether it’s good or bad, everyone from the MMA community has their own opinion on Jones’ recent actions. 

Johnson, who recently appeared on the ‘MMA Hour’ in an interview with Ariel Helwani, shared his thoughts on this unfortunate incident involving Jones.

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 ‘Mighty Mouse’ said – “I want the best for Jon Jones, him and his family. And you know, I think he said it best, you know. He has a lot of demons about alcohol, and hopefully, he can get past that. And you know, be a good role model for you know, all the children and all the dads out there, and for his daughters.” 

“So, I am wishing him nothing but the best, and we have always had great interactions with each other each time we worked with each other. So, yeah, it’s just unfortunate and sad, and yeah.”Johnson added.

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When will Jon Jones return to the UFC?

Jones last fought Dominick Reyes on February 8, 2020, at UFC 247. The bout went the distance, ending with Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title via unanimous decision. 

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A while after that, Jones vacated his title to move up to the heavyweight division. Ever since then, he is looking for a formidable opponent to make a great heavyweight debut against. However, after this recent incident, his UFC comeback date will probably be pushed back further.

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As of September 2021, there is no official news regarding his next fight. Nevertheless, fans will tune in whenever he makes his heavyweight debut. 

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What do you make of Demetrious Johnson’s comments regarding the latest Jon Jones controversy? 

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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