Jonathan Dwight Jones, popularly known as Jon Jones, is one of the greatest talents in the UFC. As of 2021, he is ranked at #2 in men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
He was born in Rochester, New York, and his father was a pastor in Binghamton, New York. Akin to Jones, his brothers—Chandler Jones and Arthur Jones—are also athletes. Both of them are football players, who have played in the NFL.
Jones has three daughters with his fiancée, Jessie Moses: Carmen Nicole Jones, Olivia Haven Jones, and Leah Jones.
If there is anyone in the sport of MMA who does not need an introduction, it has to be the former UFC light heavyweight champion and arguably the greatest mixed martial artist ever, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.
11 title defenses, 26 opponents, and multiple generations of fighters, yet no one has figured out how to beat Jones.
Jones has defeated elite strikers such as Lyoto Machida, Olympic level wrestlers such as Daniel Cormier, and world champion boxers such as Alexander Gustafsson. In his impressive career, Jones has also beaten some big names such as Rampage Jackson, Chael Sonnen, and Ryan Bader.
However, Jones has one loss on his record against Matt Hamill. The fight between Jones and Hamill was stopped since Jones threw illegal elbows in the first round. Although Jones was fairly dominating Hamill up to that point, the judges gave the decision in favor of Matt Hamill.
Jones is known for his rivalry with former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. Both of them fought each other twice, and Jones got his hands raised both times inside the octagon.
Jones’ last fight was against Dominick Reyes. It was also his toughest fight to date. Many pundits believe that ‘The Dominator’ should have been granted the win. Jones holds a stellar record of 26-1-0, 1 NC in his career.
Jones is one of the best at range management. He hand fights with his opponents and measures the distance. Although this technique is effective, he often ends up poking his opponents in the eye.
He is incredibly slick and difficult to counter. Very few opponents have caught him clean. Overall, he is a well-rounded fighter with very few holes in his game.
Jones has had a controversial lifestyle outside the octagon and has been involved in several doping violations. Many people even accused him of using steroids throughout his career.
The UFC stripped Jones of the UFC light heavyweight championship due to a transgression that took place outside the octagon. In March 2020, Jones was arrested again for driving under the influence and negligent use of a firearm.
‘Bones’ Jones has raised money for The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Moreover, he has also helped several homeless people by distributing essential items like clothes. Furthermore, he also announced a donation of $100,000 to the first light heavyweight to win six championships in a row.
Jon Jones is mostly active on Twitter. The champion often responds to his fans’ tweets. And occasionally, he may engage in some back-and-forth trolling.
|Weight/ Division||204 lbs (light-heavyweight)|
|Record||26-1-0, 1 NC|
|Active Win Streak||4|
|Wins by Stoppage(Submissions & KO/TKO)||16 (10 KO/TKO & 6 Submission)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$10 million|
|Endorsements||Nike, Reebok, MuscleTech, GAT Nutrition, and K-Swiss|
|Title||Pound For Pound No 2|