Jon Jones Details Why ‘Giving Back to Community’ is So Important

Published 12/28/2020, 4:30 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Jon Jones is off to do some social work as of late with his charity scheme called CARE project. He gave out $25,000 to shoppers in Albuquerque.

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The former UFC light-heavyweight champion revealed how grateful he is to have the chance to be involved in such a virtue. He along with his CARE project gave out 50 gift vouchers of $500 each for the shoppers in this festive season.

Jones has had a troubled past that has cast a shadow on his astounding accomplishments within the cage. But, he is looking to make up for those times by creating a better future for himself and those around him.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Mixed martial artist Jon Jones cries as he speaks during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to address being pulled from his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 200 against Daniel Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy on July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It was so worth it, it was just so rewarding to see the eyes of some of these parents, some of the kids, man. I felt like we gave a lot of families, just a break,said Jones.

“I am learning a lot about being a champion and what I have come to realize is that winning world championships, it really only helps myself and my family, but giving back to the community, uplifting the people around you and just sharing everything you have, that truly is what being a champion is about. It just feels like a lot more you know, and I am just grateful. I am so grateful,” added the former champion.

Jon Jones will fight at heavyweight next

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Jones relinquished his light-heavyweight title as he is getting ready for a move up to heavyweight. The former champion is on a search for new motivations. A move to the heavyweights gives him just that.

Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou should be his potential opponents when he eventually makes his debut at the higher weight class. It will be fascinating to see “Bones” in a new division.

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Fans will be keen on seeing if he can translate his dominance to another division and claim a second UFC belt.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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