Jon Jones has faced a lot of negative press until now. The mix martial artist has been doing his fair share to get back in the game as he is training out of a garage. As the UFC fighter was dropped by his team Jackson Wink after all the allegations he was faced with, Jones is ready to move forward.

Jones’ longtime coach Mike Winkeljohn banned him from the team after all the allegations and arrest against him became a PR nightmare. His wife accused him of battery, which led to his misdemeanor arrest. Even though the fighter is no longer a part of the Jackson Wink team, he took to Twitter to show his appreciation to them.

definitely won’t be going back but I will continue to root for all the fighters that are training there. I do believe my training methods and sessions have improved significantly since changing environments. Grateful for all the time I got to spend there, everything has its time

The fighter acknowledged that training in his garage forever is not an option. Wanting more wrestlers and kick-boxers to get specialized training, Jones said that he is hoping to find more gyms to train with.

I know I won’t be able to train in my garage forever, eventually I’m going to need more training partners. Mainly wrestling partners and kickboxers. I’m on the lookout for teams that I’ll be able to visit and come train with, maybe get some sparring sessions in.

A fan told Jones that he should opt for any other gym than Jackson Wink. Jones said that many good fighters have taken the world of MMA by storm who came from the gym. At the same time, he accepted that the program has not been what it used to be.

I don’t feel like I carried the team, we have lots of guys doing amazing things out of that gym. I will admit the program isn’t at the level it used to be, and hasn’t been for a while now

The 34-year old has not competed since his decision-win over Dominick Reyes in February 2020. He left his title in order to train and pursue the heavyweight title. His relationship with Dana White has not been the best as well, which means it’s a shaky road ahead for Jon Jones.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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