For many fans, Jon Jones is one of the all-time greats in the history of the UFC. Since last year, Jones made it clear he has a target in mind for his UFC return as well. Israel Adesanya also feels sorry for Jon Jones.
Jon Jones was arrested on domestic violence charges last year in Las Vegas. This was something many fans found quite shocking. However, UFC President Dana White was not necessarily surprised by the incident.
Due to his unfortunate actions, Jon Jones was banned from using the Jackson Wink MMA gym by coach Mike Winkeljohn. Jon Jones then blamed his misdeeds on his past trauma.
Police footage of his arrest in Las Vegas surfaced as well. In the end, Jon Jones’ fiancée of 9 years, Jessie Moses left him after his arrest in Las Vegas last year. While speaking on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, Israel Adesanya explained how he feels sorry for Jon Jones.
“There’s a clip like this of him getting arrested, talking to the officer on a first name basis. I remember just thinking, I was like, ‘Man, I feel sorry for him.
It’s yuck! It’s yuck even having to speak on this. He’s a guy that when he first came up, I remember watching him at UFC 94. He fought Stephan Bonnar and that was the first time I saw him fight on pay-per-view live. I was like, ‘Yo this guy is special.’ I was a fan of him and he was a fan of me till I realized he wanted to fight me. And then he became not a fan and we had this beef for a while and the fight never transpired… yet. But then, when I see sh** like this, even this one. When I saw this I felt like I’m emphatetic. I’m human being, you know. I’m like, ‘Man, what a waste of potential.’ Also the fact that he’s been popped for steroids how many f***ing times.”
Dana White also previously stated that UFC has already had talks for Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic once Jones returns. We’ll have to see when Jon Jones will make his return to the Octagon this year.
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