VIDEO: When Jon Jones Tried to Rip His T-Shirt Off and Failed

Published 04/10/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Almost every UFC fighter show-offs in some way after their victory inside the octagon. The UFC’s #1 pound-for-pound fighter Jon ‘Bones’ Jones also did the same after one of his victories. While he has had some iconic celebrations, he stumbled on one occasion and showed that fans that he is human or Reebok t-shirts are insanely durable.

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‘Bones’ is a guaranteed UFC Hall of Famer and doesn’t need to step into the cage anymore to guarantee the spot. His records and accomplishments speak volumes and hence, it is hard for fans to see something where Jones has been unsuccessful. The video by Twitter user @freelancegoon may just have changed things.

Although it may have happened outside the octagon, it is just so hilarious that it cannot go unseen. In the clip, ‘Bones’ was striding to the back, following a dominant display.

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As the fans cheered him, he attempted to pull off a Hulk Hogan-like shirt rip, but he failed and hilariously played it cool, moving towards his locker room.

This remains by far the only failure of Jones in the UFC that he and his fans both can acknowledge. This can be considered as one of the most hilarious moments of Jones’ UFC career.

Jon Jones’ greatest achievements in the history of UFC

As already mentioned above, Jones 26-1-0 (W-L-D) has held several records in the UFC. He has achieved a lot of success as an MMA athlete and many skilled fighters have failed against him.

Jones’ best achievements include being the longest-reigning UFC champion, most consecutive wins, most successful title defenses, most consecutive title defenses, and many more, all in the history of UFC’s light-heavyweight division. He has beaten names like Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, Chael Sonnen, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort.

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)

He has won the ‘Knockout of the Night’ and the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus one time each. Furthermore, he has claimed the ‘Submission of the Night’ twice and has received four ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses.

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Hence, he is unquestionably the best light-heavyweight fighter the UFC has ever had, but fans may not hold the same sentiment for his ability in being the best to rip his t-shirt off. What did you make of Jones’ blooper?

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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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