“I’m Doing More for My Community Than Any Other Person I Know”-Jon Jones

Published 11/21/2021, 8:43 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones waits in his corner prior to his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Jon Jones is without a doubt one of the most dominant fighters in the history of MMA. Jones has defeated many iconic fighters throughout his career and has an amazing MMA record. Jones was also a former UFC light heavyweight champion.

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No fighter in the promotion’s history has been able to beat Jones by a decision or by a finish. His only loss in his career has come following a disqualification. 

If it wasn’t for all the controversies Jones had outside the Octagon, he would’ve been in the UFC’s Hall of Fame by now. This year, Jones got into legal trouble once again and was arrested in Las Vegas. 

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Ever since the incident went down, and the details leaked to the public, Jones has been receiving a lot of backlashes. On social media, Jones has been trying to convince his fans that he has cleaned up his act and is focusing on training rather than the past. He had also pledged to quit alcohol. Jones recently took to his Twitter to share with the fans his feelings about his current situation. 

‘Bones’ also wrote about how, while he is going through a tough time, his life is not ‘lousy’. He also wrote, “Right now, I’m doing more for my community than any other person I know.”

Jones also shared on his Twitter that he will be coming back to action next month. He announced he will take on the Bellator heavyweight fight Jake Hager in a wrestling match. However, Hager clapped back at him on Twitter and informed fans that they did not really confirm or make the fight official.

It is very clear that Jones is eager to get back to action after his recent controversy in Vegas. However, given the current scenario, it is doubtful that this will happen anytime soon.

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Jon Jones training for his heavyweight return

Jones has been continuously working out at the gym and is now looking larger than ever. Jones has spent his whole career fighting in the light heavyweight division, but he is now concentrating on making a comeback as a heavyweight fighter. He recently stated that he is pleased with his decision to return as a heavyweight.

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Do you think Jon Jones’ light heavyweight experience will help him in the heavyweight division? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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