At UFC 295, Jon Jones is all set to share the Octagon with heavyweight GOAT Stipe Miocic. This would be Jones’s first title defense after usurping the heavyweight throne from Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Miocic, who is returning after two years of layoff, will enter the Octagon to reclaim his UFC title. But given Miocic’s age and Jones’s form, it wouldn’t be easy.

Regardless, the clash has the caliber to further cement the legacy of both fighters. Familiar with this, the two fighters are leaving no stones unturned to prepare for the biggest fight of their career. But it seems like champion Jones can sneak some time from his busy schedule to contribute to his community. At least that’s what a video that is going viral over the internet shows.

Jon Jones shows his charitable side, helps the students in his community


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In the short clip, Jon Jones could be seen giving out free fully loaded bags to children of the neighborhood in his Albuquerque. For those unfamiliar, Jones runs his own charity, the CARE PROJECT. And this handout is one of the many incentives that the NGO has undertaken over three years of its existence. The back-to-school season is here, and what better gift it could be than a bag full of books?

Jon jones giving out free fully loaded book bags for back to school month for his neighborhood in Albuquerque via his charity the care project
by u/Ilovehaley101 in ufc

Earlier this year, Jon Jones finally made his long-anticipated heavyweight debut, winning the divisional gold. This makes him one of the few eight fighters who have held a UFC strap in two different weight classes. Jones also holds the record for most title defenses, most wins in a champion fight, and most wins over former UFC champions. Not to mention his first title victory came at the age of 23, making him the youngest champion in the history of the promotion.

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Without a second thought, ‘Bones’ is the greatest to embrace the sport. But along with his legacy, the Washington native is also known for his troubles outside the ring. From failed drug tests to hit and run, Johnny Bones has done it all. Last year, he also had some jail time after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence. However, in contrast to his past image, this clip is a breath of fresh air, displaying the positive side of Jon Jones.

Fans react to Jon Jones’ charity

As with most things, this clip soon found its way onto Reddit, and as expected, Redditors came up with their reactions. Here are some of the selected few:

Some people were happy to see Jon Jones contributing positively towards the community.

“Respect. The times he does step up, he’s been an incredible leader in his local community. Would love for him to do more of this as he matures.”

“He’s doing what he should be doing.”

“Talk all the shit about Jon, but he does more than anyone here for his community.”

But some had different take:

“It’s almost like he’s human. And does good things and bad things.”

“IDGF he’s my goat villain of the UFC. “He should volunteer at a center for domestic abuse survivors.”


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“Jon Jones doing his good deed for the day before he hits another pregnant lady.”

“If I handed books out to kids and beat my wife. I’m still a wife beater.”

“New PR team is on fire lately.”


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Which of these comments do you agree with? What is your take on the video? Let us know in the comments.

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