Jonathan Dwight Jones, born July 19, 1987, is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States.
He is currently the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Jones was the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion twice, from March 2011 to April 2015 and again from December 2018 to August 2020. In 2016.
Jon also held the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
He is the UFC men’s pound-for-pound champion as of March 7, 2023.
Early life and Education
Jonathan Dwight Jones, also known as Jon Jones, was born in Rochester, New York on July 19, 1987.
Jones grew up in a rough neighborhood and was frequently in trouble with the law.
Jon was the youngest of four children.
Arthur, his older brother, is a former American football defensive lineman who played for the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Redskins.
Chandler, his younger brother, is an outside linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Carmen, his older sister, died of a brain tumor before she turned 18 years old.
He began wrestling in high school and won the state championship his senior year.
Jones attended Iowa Central Community College on a wrestling scholarship after graduating from Union-Endicott High School.
He left after only one year to pursue a career in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
He made his professional MMA debut in April 2008 and quickly established himself as a dynamic striker with a diverse range of grappling abilities.
Jones rose quickly through the ranks of the UFC, and he won the light heavyweight title in March 2011 with a TKO victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
He went on to defend the title eight times, defeating some of the sport’s biggest names, including Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and Rashad Evans.
Jones’ career, on the other hand, has been marred by controversy.
He has had his light heavyweight title stripped three times due to failed drug tests and other legal issues.
Despite these setbacks, Jones remains one of the most dominant and exciting fighters in the history of mixed martial arts.
Jones is currently signed with the UFC and is expected to compete in the heavyweight division as of March 2023.
Jones and his fiancée Jessie have three daughters: Leah, born in 2008, Carmen Nicole, born in 2009, and Olivia Haven, born in 2013.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had a turbulent personal life, including several legal issues.
He was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2012 and sentenced to probation.
He was involved in a hit-and-run incident in 2015, and the UFC stripped him of his title.
Jones has also been suspended by the UFC on multiple occasions for drug-related offenses.
Including a 15-month suspension in 2018 for testing positive for a prohibited substance.
Jones has been open about his addiction struggles and has sought treatment for substance abuse, in addition to his legal problems.