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. His mindset before his UFC return has been questioned as well.
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 really 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 ESPN MMA’s UFC Live, retired UFC welterweight Alan Jouban questioned Jones’ mindset before his UFC return.
“There’s a lot of stuff going on. Jon Jones has always had a lot of stuff going on in his life. But right now – in a personal life, that I’m not going to get into – he’s got a lot. And how do you fight the same way when you don’t have the same foundation at home, right? The comfort levels that make you so comfortable and confident, the support. When that has wavered, that has changed, who are you inside the octagon when you feel more alone? So, that’s going to be very interesting.”
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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