UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones opened up on his life during the ongoing pandemic. Jones came under a lot of criticism after his DWI incident. Many felt Jones was back to his old ways, after yet another controversial incident. However, irrespective of whatever is going on with Jones, he revealed he’s doing very well mentally.
“I feel like im in a good spot in life”-Jon Jones
Jones stated that mentally, he is in a good zone. “I feel like I’m in a good spot in life. Even in the midst of that DWI – I’m sure that probably confused a lot of people and is making a lot of people think that things are just so bad, but I’m in a great spot, and I have no real need to be fighting.
“As of right now, the people that I fight, I feel like I give them the rub. If I don’t perform at a super-high level, I’m almost at a spot where I have more to lose than I have to gain. Thiago Santos went from being relatively unknown to the man in Brazil after our fight. Dominick Reyes is now officially the king of Apple Valley.”
Jones is considered by many as the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Despite all the controversies he has been through, Jones has defeated the best fighters time and again. Jon Jones has hinted at taking up another challenge, with a potential move to heavyweight.
Talks of a fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones have been floating around. However, Jones revealed the UFC isn’t offering him enough to take it up.
“I took on the biggest challenges”
Jones expressed his desire to live in the moment, and not have any regrets on the life he has lived.
“This pandemic has taught me a lot about life, and its let me know how blessed I am. It’s also let me know to just live while we have the opportunity. When I’m an old man, I want to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I took on the biggest challenges,’ and I also want to be taken care of for it.
“But something has changed in my heart during this pandemic. Any of this, ‘Maybe I’ll wait,’ kind of shit has just kind of gone away, and I’m ready to live now. I’m ready to be the best dad I can be. I’m ready to be the best athlete I can be.”
“I’ve done everything in the light heavyweight division. I’m 32 years old. I’m at the perfect age to do it. And I’m in quarantine right now, so I have the time to gain the weight and reemerge heavier when this pandemic is over.”
With Jones entering his prime and ready to take up a challenge, only time will tell what he plans on doing next.
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