On July 19, 1987, an American named Jonathan Dwight Jones was born. He is a professional mixed martial artist presently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC Light Heavyweight Champion from March 2011 to April 2015 and from December 2018 until August 2020 are his two most recent reigns. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones also held the interim title in 2016. P2W rankings for men in the UFC show him at #7 as of February 14th, 2022.
Jones became the UFC’s youngest ever champion when he defeated Mauricio Rua at the age of 23.
In the light heavyweight category, he owns several UFC records, including the most title defenses, the most wins, the longest winning streak, and the most submission victories. Jones has been universally regarded as the finest pound-for-pound fighter in the world for much of his tenure as champion. While Jones has never been stopped or outscored in his professional career, Hamill and UFC President Dana White both dispute Jones’ sole loss: a questionable disqualification against him.
Three times between 2015 and 2017, Jones was stripped of his championship as a consequence of disciplinary measures. After being arrested on felony hit-and-run charges in 2015, he was stripped of his championship and dropped from the official rankings for the first time. Ovince Saint Preux and Daniel Cormier were both stripped of their belts when Jones tested positive for prohibited drugs and received further bans, with the latter being reversed to a ‘no contest.’ Jones regained the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 by defeating Alexander Gustafsson following his suspension in 2017. Due to a salary issue, he relinquished the championship in 2020 and stated his desire to go up to heavyweight.
A Rochester, New York native, Jones was born on the 19th of July, 1987. At Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ in Binghamton, New York, Arthur’s father, a minister, preaches. Arthur was adamantly opposed to Jon’s desire to take up boxing “I hoped he would give a sermon. That’s why I attempted to stop him from becoming a tyrant. I warned him against doing so. You’re free to do other things as well. Become a minister of religion.” His mother Camille died in 2017 at the age of 55, having battled diabetes for many years.
A total of four children called Jon home. Both Arthur and Chandler are current members of the Arizona Cardinals’ outside linebacker corps. His older brother is a former American football defensive lineman who played for three different teams in the NFL. Carmen, Carmen’s older sister, died of a brain tumor before she turned 18.
An MMA professional career
Jones was a standout high school wrestler at Union-Endicott High School in upstate New York before beginning his MMA career. Bones” was his coach’s nickname for him as a defensive lineman because of his diminutive stature. At Iowa Central Community College, he was the national JUCO champion. Before starting a career in mixed martial arts, he attended Morrisville State College to study criminal justice.
Jones made his MMA debut in April 2008 as a professional.
Over the course of three months, he built a record of 6–0 by defeating all of his opponents. Jones fought Moyses Gabin at BCX 5 to win the USKBA Light Heavyweight Championship before signing with the UFC. In the second round, he was stopped by a TKO.
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On August 9, 2008, he made his UFC debut in a fight against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87. A last-minute substitute for Tomasz Drwal, Jones agreed to the agreement with just two weeks’ notice. Jones used takedowns and unconventional hitting, including spinning elbows and a spinning back kick, to win by unanimous decision.
Jones fought Stephan Bonnar, a veteran of the UFC, for the second time on January 31, 2009, at UFC 94. After Bonnar was suplexed to the mat and hit with a back elbow by Jones, Bonnar was knocked out. A tired-looking Johnson won by unanimous decision in spite of his sluggish performance in the third round.
On July 11, 2009, Jones fought Jake O’Brien at UFC 100. O’Brien was forced to submit to a modified guillotine choke by Jones, who dominated the remainder of the encounter. In September 2009, Jones signed a new four-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
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At The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale on December 5, 2009, Jones faced off against fellow light heavyweight prospect Matt Hamill. A takedown dislocated Hamill’s shoulder and he was battered with blows by Jones’ wrestling. Jones, on the other hand, would be disqualified because of his unlawful use of 12-6 elbows during the competition. Because downward elbow strikes were outlawed by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, Jones was initially only docked one point from the round.
However, Hamill’s injured shoulder prevented him from continuing. Due to Jones’ elbows significantly damaging Hamill’s already bleeding and lacerated nose, the replay simulation was evaluated. A slow-motion replay of the elbows was used by the commission to support the referee’s judgment in this first use of Nevada’s recently implemented instant replay rule. Referee Steve Mazagatti judged the fight in favor of Jon Jones, but UFC president Dana White was not happy with it, claiming that it should have been a no contest. In 2019, White stated that he was still working to have the Nevada State Athletic Commission reverse the ruling to a no contest.
In the Ring, This Means Using a Variety
MMA’s most dynamic, inventive, and always developing fighter” and “one of the best martial artists ever to step into an octagon” are just two of the many accolades heaped on Jon Jones. Jones utilizes his excellent range and defensive wrestling to deliver inventive and unconventional hits in a variety of ways.
For example, he favors front kicks to the body and head as well as roundhouses to the legs and upper body, but his best-known kick is the so-called “oblique kick,” which is controversial since it targets the knee of his opponent.
Lee popularised the oblique kick, which Jones described as an inspiration. When it comes to controlling his opponent’s arms and landing elbow and knee attacks, Jones is an expert. It is easy for him to locate gaps with his punches and elbow blows when he is down on the ground.
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It was Leah who was born in 2008, Carmen Nicole in 2009, and Olivia Haven, who was born in 2013, who share Jones and Jessie’s family. Joe Rogan asked Jones about his four kids (ages 9, 8, 6, and 3), and he said he had one born before Leah (on December 1, 2016). Jones stated through Twitter on February 23, 2022, that his fianceé had broken up with him around two months earlier.
Jones is a devout follower of Jesus Christ.
While growing up, Jones stated that he had been sexually molested by another person.
At a U.S. Senate event in 2014, Jon Jones was joined by Lorenzo Fertitta and Glover Teixeira.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s UFC 128 match against Jon Jones took place in Great Falls Historic Park in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 19, 2011. Jones was on his way there to meditate for several hours before the fight. Coaches Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson accompanied him. Jones saw an elderly couple pleading for rescue as their vehicle was about to leave them off. Winkeljohn was notified by the woman that her car window had been shattered and her GPS had been stolen. Two coaches accompanied Jones in his pursuit of and capture of the thief. They restrained the suspect until the police came.