UFC Boss Dana White Tells Critics Of Fighter Pay To Ask Jon Jones How Much He’s Made

UFC president Dana White urges critics of fighter pay to see how much money Jon Jones has made. Jones and the UFC are at odds over pay. “Bones,” who is the UFC light heavyweight champion, was entertaining the idea of moving up to heavyweigh…

UFC president Dana White urges critics of fighter pay to see how much money Jon Jones has made. Jones and the UFC are at odds over pay. “Bones,” who is the UFC light heavyweight champion, was entertaining the idea of moving up to heavyweight to take on Francis Ngannou. “Bones” said he would make the […]

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UFC Champion Jon Jones Thinks He Beats Francis Ngannou If He Survives Opening Round

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones believes the key to defeating Francis Ngannou is surviving the first round. Jones had been pushing for a heavyweight showdown with Ngannou. “Bones” and “The Predator” traded barbs on soci…

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones believes the key to defeating Francis Ngannou is surviving the first round. Jones had been pushing for a heavyweight showdown with Ngannou. “Bones” and “The Predator” traded barbs on social media, teasing a potential matchup. Both were in agreement that pay bumps were in order. Jones ended up taking […]

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Jon Jones: I Only Need To Survive One Round To Beat Francis Ngannou

Jon JonesUFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits Francis Ngannou could 100 percent knock him out, but he believes if he’s able to survive round one he would win the fight. Jones was discussing the potential heavyweight super-fight with Steve-O from Jackass, he said. “With Francis Ngannou, it is very simple. Get comfortable with the worst-case scenario. […]

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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits Francis Ngannou could 100 percent knock him out, but he believes if he’s able to survive round one he would win the fight. Jones was discussing the potential heavyweight super-fight with Steve-O from Jackass, he said.

“With Francis Ngannou, it is very simple. Get comfortable with the worst-case scenario. The worst-case scenario he knocks you the f**k out, he possibly fractures a bone in your face. That is the worst-case scenario, you get real comfortable with that idea, and then it becomes easy. If he doesn’t knock you out and break your face, you are smart, fast, you have a chin, you have great head movement, you can wrestle. There are a lot of ways things can play out. So, I just think about the worst-case scenario. [Just] get yourself mentally to a place where you are walking into that. Like, okay, I’m getting ready to go out there and this guy could possibly hurt me tonight.”

The 205lb king went on to claim that all he needs to do to beat Ngannou is avoid his patented power shots for five minutes, he said.

“Francis Ngannou is dangerous, yes, and I believe he has a chance to knock me the f**k out. Let’s say that out loud,” he explained. “But, if I don’t get knocked out, I believe I win that fight. I just have to get through round one and I win that fight.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Right now, Jones is on a hiatus from the sport after publicly falling out with UFC president Dana White over failed negotiations for the fight with Ngannou. White claims Jones asked for “obscene” money to move to heavyweight. ‘Bones’ denies those claims and has since announced he will not be competing until the UFC offer him a fair pay deal.  

Will Jon Jones be able to survive one round against Francis Ngannou?

Jon Jones Checks Into MDC, Begins Stint In Community Custody Program

Jon JonesUFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has checked in at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jones will now begin serving 96 hours in a community custody program according to a report from KRQE News 13, that reads. “Local UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones checked himself into MDC Friday. In March Jones was […]

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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has checked in at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jones will now begin serving 96 hours in a community custody program according to a report from KRQE News 13, that reads.

“Local UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones checked himself into MDC Friday. In March Jones was arrested a second time for driving under the influence. Jones pleaded guilty and as part of his plea agreement, Friday he began serving four days in custody in the community custody program. The program allows Jones to serve outside of MDC while wearing an ankle monitor.”

‘Bones’ hasn’t fought since seeking by top contender Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. The 32-year-old is currently in a very public pay dispute with the UFC brass. Jones has announced he is relinquishing his light-heavyweight title and that he won’t be fighting again until he is paid correctly.

In his spare time Jones has been focused on trying to improve the community and has taken an active approach to stopping rioters and rebuilding small businesses destroyed by looters.

Do you think four days in a community custody program will prevent Jon Jones from driving under the influence again?

UFC Champion Jon Jones Says ‘Humiliating’ DWI Arrest Set Him Free

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has explained how his recent DWI arrest set him free. Jones was arrested on March 26 after police in Albuquerque, New Mexico responded to a criminal complaint of gunfire. The UFC light heavyweight champion was i…

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has explained how his recent DWI arrest set him free. Jones was arrested on March 26 after police in Albuquerque, New Mexico responded to a criminal complaint of gunfire. The UFC light heavyweight champion was initially facing charges of aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an […]

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Jon Jones: Latest DWI Arrest “Set Me free”

Jon JonesUFC Light heavyweight Champion Jon Jones recently talked about his March DWI arrest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and mentioned that it has had some major positive influence in his life. He went on Steve-O’s Wild Ride Podcast! where he talked about his recent contract dispute with the company and potentially moving on to another promotion. […]

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UFC Light heavyweight Champion Jon Jones recently talked about his March DWI arrest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and mentioned that it has had some major positive influence in his life. He went on Steve-O’s Wild Ride Podcast! where he talked about his recent contract dispute with the company and potentially moving on to another promotion.

““I do believe wholeheartedly that the companies that own Bellator and some of these other leagues do have the same amount of financial backing that the UFC had and I do believe that having Jon Jones be the new face of your promotion, especially today when I’m really making an effort really for the first time to get my sh*t somewhat together,” Jones said (via MMA Fighting). “I do feel good. My last DWI has done a lot for me. It set me free in so many ways. It embarrassed me. It reality checked me. I’ve never been on camera drunk for the public to see like that. It was humiliating and somewhat of a bottom for me and I’m ready to snap it into high gear.”

“I think right now’s a good time for any company to have me for sure,” Jones explained, “My goal is to be an asset to any company that I’m a part of. I got a feeling if I am able to get out of my UFC contract, that I would be huge for another company.”

Jones has stated he’s willing to sit out multiple years in order for the UFC and Dana White to meet him halfway, something he is confident can happen. Jones, however is focused on giving back to his community and is finding this experience to be even more rewarding in some aspects to winning fights.

“Right now though, honestly, being involved with the C.A.R.E. project and being detached from the UFC and trolls and all that type of stuff,” Jones said. “This is motivating me way more than a world championship fight. I’ve been winning title fights for so long now, I get what that feels like, I know what the afterparty feels like, I know what it feels like to be called champ and looked at as the greatest fighter forever. I’ve been experiencing these things for so long now that that sh*t doesn’t really tickle me anymore. Changing my life and giving back to other people and having people say thanks for what you did for the city last night and stuff like that, my neighbors look at me like a person that they’re incredibly proud to be neighbors with. That means so much more to me than being a UFC champion and I’m so grateful.”

Certainly an interesting and unique perspective from the light heavyweight champ. It seems like he could be on the right path after making numerous mistakes throughout his controversial career.

When do you think we’ll see Jon Jones fight again?