‘You’re Late’- Dana White Responds to Jon Jones’ Latest Apology on Social Media

Published 09/29/2021, 11:18 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 05: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 265 press conference at at Toyota Center on August 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


UFC President Dana White spoke to the media following the latest episode of Dana White’s Contender Series that wrapped up in Las Vegas. While White spoke about the fights, his attention was also drawn towards other significant happenings in the UFC. Chiefly, he was asked to elaborate on the recent arrest of UFC superstar Jon Jones from late last week.

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‘Bones’ Jones was arrested in Las Vegas for misdemeanor domestic battery and felony tampering with a vehicle. The severity of these charges threaten to derail Jones’ life and career and White had some thoughts on the controversy. Chiefly, he spoke on attempts made to keep Jon Jones out of Las Vegas as it usually never ended well for the consensus GOAT.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: UFC President Dana White is seen during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

“This is what Jon does when he comes to Vegas and this is a rough place for him man. He’s here less than 12 hours, I think, and he was in jail. Every time we bring him here, we try to keep him here for as short a time as possible. Get him in and get him out. This time he was with his family so we figured…we figured wrong.”

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Jon Jones finally on the right track?

Jones recently took to social media and revealed that he had made a personal conviction to quit the consumption of alcohol. Jones posted some positive affirmations on his Instagram story and it’s clear that the magnitude of the charges is beginning to impress upon him. The MMA community had a lot to say about Jones’ latest conviction and many feel it is about time he takes the step to quit alcohol.

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Dana White was asked to comment on Jones’ recent statement and he too echoed a similar sentiment as the MMA community. White kept his statement short, however, there’s no doubt that he believes Jones should have stopped consuming alcohol a long time ago.

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“10 years ago [on Jon Jones quitting alcohol] you’re late.”

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It remains to be seen if Jon Jones can follow through on his promise and begin to get his life back on track. He has been entrenched in several controversies in the past decade and his troubles seem to be getting worse.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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