Chael Sonnen Blasts Jon Jones Over Deleted Tweets, Jones Responds

Chael Sonnen seems to be fed up with the antics of Jon Jones. Sonnen and Jones have had a contentious relationship that did not even really start until after they fought. The last few years have seen the Bad Guy roasting the former light heavyweight champion over his litany of mistakes, both personally and professionally. […]

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Chael Sonnen seems to be fed up with the antics of Jon Jones.

Sonnen and Jones have had a contentious relationship that did not even really start until after they fought. The last few years have seen the Bad Guy roasting the former light heavyweight champion over his litany of mistakes, both personally and professionally.

The most recent exchange between the two came after Jones was told by Mike Winkeljohn that he was not allowed to train at his gym. Sonnen posted to his YouTube, going off on Jones for tweeting and deleting about his team, despite what Sonnen calls “selfish” actions on a regular basis.

Jon put a tweet on this and he deleted it and it was just disgusting. The tweet was disgusting and he said, ‘it hurts really bad to have one of my coaches who I respect so much turn away from me, for the rest of the coaches going for that fight with me, we continue,’ and then he deleted it. The reason that tweet is disgusting is he used the word team. You have the most selfish guy in sport using the word team when convenient,” Sonnen said (h/t Sportskeeda).

This prompted a trademark response from Jones: the ol’ tweet-and-delete. Luckily, Twitter user Chris Taylor caught a screenshot of his reply, which severed as a quick reminder of how the fight between him and Sonnen went down.

“At 4:33 of the very first round, and still living rent free,” Jones wrote.

It goes without saying that Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will not be buddies anytime soon.

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Jon Jones Lists Child Molestation, Other Trauma As Demons To Overcome

Dana White said that Jon Jones has demons to work through, and it seems he was right. Jones has been the subject of backlash recently, and rightfully so considering the nature of his most recent run-in with the law. When White was asked for his thoughts on the former light heavyweight champ being arrested for […]

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Dana White said that Jon Jones has demons to work through, and it seems he was right.

Jones has been the subject of backlash recently, and rightfully so considering the nature of his most recent run-in with the law. When White was asked for his thoughts on the former light heavyweight champ being arrested for domestic violence charges, the UFC President said that he was not surprised to see that happen and that Jones has some demons to work through.

During his latest string of tweet-and-deletes, in the wake of his coach Mike Winkeljohn revealing he was no longer welcome at the gym, Jones opened up a bit about what some of these demons are. In a Twitter post that he deleted almost immediately, he said that some of the difficulties in his life included being some serious traumas.

“My life wasn’t always great man, being molested as a child, losing a parent and sibling to disease at a young age. It goes on and on man. I got things I need to deal with,” Jones wrote (h/t MMA Reporter Adam Guillen for the screenshot).

This is a serious thing for Jones to admit to and open up about and does a lot to paint a picture of potentially why he has made some of the bad decisions that he has over the years. That being said, it is important to realize that this does not do anything to justify any of the actions that are alleged to have happened recently, nor the other hiccups he has had in life.

At the end of the day, Jon Jones is the only one who is to blame for the decisions that he makes, no matter what his background is. Nevertheless, this is still a tragic backstory from one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in the Octagon.

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Mike Winkeljohn: Jon Jones Is ‘Not Allowed To Come To The Gym’

Coach Mike Winkeljohn has shunned Jon Jones from the gym, following his most recent legal issues. Jones has been a mainstay at the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym in Albuquerque, NM for many years. They have been a big part of making him one of the greatest fighters of all time, no matter what Dana White might think […]

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Coach Mike Winkeljohn has shunned Jon Jones from the gym, following his most recent legal issues.

Jones has been a mainstay at the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym in Albuquerque, NM for many years. They have been a big part of making him one of the greatest fighters of all time, no matter what Dana White might think about the coaching staff.

However, following Jones’s most recent arrest for domestic violence charges, he is no longer allowed to train at this gym. Coach Mike Winkeljohn spoke on The MMA Hour and explained that he had a conversation with the former light heavyweight champ and told him that until he can get sober and stay that way for a while, he is not able to train in the gym.

“I’m very disappointed. It’s tough. The hardest part is when you hear that his daughters said that you’ve gotta call the police officers,” Winkeljohn said. It’s just tough because, from my standing, I’ve got three daughters. I have a wife, three daughters, a mom. I teach women’s self-defense called Smart Girls Self Defense. It just makes it hard when he keeps getting in trouble. But I just had a conversation with him. I said, ‘Jon, here’s the deal man. You’re like my little brother. You have to stop drinking and fix these things (before) you come back to the gym.”

“So at the moment, he’s out of the gym. He’s not allowed to come to the gym, because I feel I had to do that. Because ignoring it and expecting different results, as they say, is insanity. He has a lot of yes people around him that won’t tell him the truth. So he might hate me for it, but I had to tell him the truth. But in my heart, gosh, that guy is capable of greatness, and I’m not just talking about fighting. In my heart, I hope he comes back and wins the heavyweight title, stops drinking, and comes forward and goes on to bigger things.”

This is a massive move from Winkeljohn, given the fact that Jon Jones is easily the biggest name who trains at this highly popular gym. However, he says that he wants to ensure that the ladies whom he teaches self-defense to know that he has their back.

That said, he has not given up hope that Jones will be able to right the ship. He says that if the former champ can get the right team around him and get rid of the “yes men” in his posse, he will be able to get back on track.

“Jon would never do anything bad if he wasn’t drunk. Honestly, that’s it. But he’s gotta fix it,” Winkeljohn said.

“In my heart, I do (think he can fix it). If he’s willing to accept the truth, and if others out there stop being yes people, I think it will help. But honestly, it’s no one else’s fault. This is just a decision between he and I, and I hope I made the right decision. If not, I’m okay with it.”

A lot of people feel that Jon Jones has not really faced any consequences for his repeated run-ins with the law over the last few years. Perhaps this decision from Mike Winkeljohn was part of the reason he supposedly decided to give up drinking, serving as a wake-up call for one of the greatest of all time.

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Jan Blachowicz On Jones Arrest: ‘We’re Going To Hear This Story Again’

Light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz is not surprised to hear about Jon Jones getting arrested again. Blachowicz took over the light heavyweight title when Jones vacated the belt in an attempt to move up to heavyweight. Since then, the Polish fighter has been vocal about his interest in wanting to fight the former champ, saying […]

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Light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz is not surprised to hear about Jon Jones getting arrested again.

Blachowicz took over the light heavyweight title when Jones vacated the belt in an attempt to move up to heavyweight. Since then, the Polish fighter has been vocal about his interest in wanting to fight the former champ, saying that he expects it to happen at some point, even if it means he has to follow Jones to heavyweight.

That said, Jones likely had his heavyweight move delayed by another round of recent legal issues, being arrested for domestic violence issues. Speaking in an interview with James Lynch, Blachowicz made it clear that he was not surprised to hear that Jones is on the wrong side of the law yet again, stating that he feels it will continue to happen.

“I’m not disappointed. For me it’s boring, you know? I’m not surprised. Wake up a month (later), and I think we’re going to hear this story again,” Blachowicz said.

With this not being the first time Jon Jones has been in hot water with the law, some have been calling for the UFC to cut him. However, Blachowicz says that he does not want to see that happen, because he still wants to fight the two-time 205lb king.

“I’m not the judge, I don’t want to be the judge. It’s not my business. I hope not, because I believe that in the future I’m going to meet this guy in the Octagon,” Blachowicz said.

It is easy to understand the frustration and exhaustion from the fans, concerning Jon Jones and his repeated offenses, but it is hard to imagine that the UFC will part with such a huge star. Nevertheless, Jan Blachowicz brings up some good points, and it would be interesting to see if the two face off at some point.

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Cyborg Weighs Impact Of CTE After Slew Of Domestic Violent Arrests

Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is drawing attention to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and its effects on fighters. CTE is a progressive brain condition created by repeated head traumas that cause concussions. Some of the primary symptoms associated with the condition include frequent mood swings, depression, and feeling increasingly anxious, frustrated, or agitated. Recently, more […]

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Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is drawing attention to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and its effects on fighters.

CTE is a progressive brain condition created by repeated head traumas that cause concussions. Some of the primary symptoms associated with the condition include frequent mood swings, depression, and feeling increasingly anxious, frustrated, or agitated.

Recently, more and more fighters are finding themselves in trouble with the law. The thrill and agony of being a fighter are met with the highest highs and the lowest lows. As a 26-fight veteran, there is little that Cyborg hasn’t seen in the depths of competition.

Shortly after the arrest of Chuck Liddell, Cyborg took to social media to spread awareness about CTE. The Bellator champion is worried about what CTE can do to fighters’ personalities, and of course, their subsequent actions.

“One of the first signs of widespread CTE in the NFL came when close family members started to notice violent changes in their loved ones personalities. We are still new to the sport of MMA and just now discovering the lasting effects of competition.” Cyborg posted.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones found himself arrested for alleged battery domestic violence just last month. The list continues to grow, as Luis Peña was slapped with his second arrest of the year over the weekend for domestic violence and battery. And yesterday, Chuck Liddell was also arrested for domestic violence.

Head trauma and CTE remain some of the most difficult problems to contend with in MMA and contact sports. With a growing number of arrests popping up in MMA, perhaps it is only a matter of time before the UFC takes official action in helping prevent these serious ongoing health issues.

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Quote: There’s A 50/50 Chance Jon Jones Gets Released From The UFC

According to Curtis Blaydes, the odds of Jon Jones being released by the UFC are that of a coin flip. In late September, Jon Jones was arrested for battery domestic violence. This is not the UFC superstar’s first encounter with law enforcement. In 2015, Jones was involved in a hit-and-run car accident with a pregnant […]

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According to Curtis Blaydes, the odds of Jon Jones being released by the UFC are that of a coin flip.

In late September, Jon Jones was arrested for battery domestic violence. This is not the UFC superstar’s first encounter with law enforcement. In 2015, Jones was involved in a hit-and-run car accident with a pregnant woman. We are six years removed from that dark time, yet the former 205-pound king still finds himself in trouble.

Opinions on the Jon Jones arrest story have varied. While notable bantamweight Sean O’Malley believes “when you’re drunk, it’s not your true self”, others like Miesha Tate, believe Jon Jones simply needs to grow up and show self-accountability.

Speaking with MMA News‘ own James Lynch, the #4-ranked heavyweight gave the lowdown on “Bones” and if he believes the potential ‘LeBron of MMA’ will be released by the UFC.

“The UFC, Dana, Hunter, I think they’re definitely having conversations about it, but it’s honestly 50/50,” Blaydes said to MMA News. “That’s how amazing he is. Even with all this, even with the domestic, like, it’s still 50/50. Like I wouldn’t be shocked if they did release him, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they didn’t. And even if they did release him, would it be a permanent release? Would it be just like a suspension? I don’t know.”

Curtis Blaydes stepped into the Octagon a day after Jones was arrested. The mild-mannered 265-pound athlete nullified Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s power en route to a decision victory at UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega. Following his performance, the 30-year-old regretted the fact that he didn’t pursue the finish with more intensity.

What is YOUR opinion on the latest arrest of Jon Jones, to release or not to release?

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