Jon Jones

American Mixed Martial Artist

Jon Jones
American Mixed Martial Artist Source:Google

Jonathan Dwight Jones is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States. He is presently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has competed in the light heavyweight category. He was the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion twice.

Early Life, Education,& Family

Jon was born on July 19, 1987, in Rochester, New York, to Camille Jones and Arthur Jones Jr. Jones’ father is a minister at the Endicott Pentecostal Church, and her mother was a nurse.

Arthur Jones III and Chandler Jones are Jones’ two brothers. Arthur is a former professional American footballer, and Chandler is a footballer as well.

Camille, Jone’s mother, died in 2017 after losing her battle with diabetes. Not to add that his older sister, Carmen, died when he was 18 from a brain tumor.

In New York City, Jon attended Union-Endicott High School. As a high school wrestler, he stood tall and won the state title.

Jones continued his wrestling career at Lowa Centre Community College after graduating from high school. He won a national JUCO title while there.

Later, the boxer enrolled at Morrisville State College to study criminal justice.

Professional Career

Jones entered the UFC with a 7-0 record and took a fight against Andre Gusmao on short notice on August 9, 2008. He was a substitute fighter, but he made use of the opportunity to show off his abilities.

On January 31, 2009, he faced Stephen Bonnar, a seasoned veteran, in his next UFC battle. Unfortunately for both competitors, the contest was not even close, since Jones was still an underdog heading in.

But, with his incredible spinning back elbow and suplex that night, ‘Bones’ demonstrated he could also confront a senior fighter. As a consequence, Jon was declared the winner by a unanimous vote.

In 2012, he defeated Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko after winning his first championship against three-time champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

The most difficult fight Jon Jones has ever faced was against Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafson at UFC 165 on September 23, 2013. Jones won despite suffering lacerations and facial swelling.

Jones had one of the major victories on July 29, 2017. At UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, he beat Daniel Cormier. Jones was in tears of delight after an amazing victory over a great opponent.


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The US Anti-Doping Agency charged the MMA fighter with a possible drug violation (USADA). He tested positive for Turinabol as well as the “B” sample, which likewise tested positive.

He was even forced to surrender his Light Heavyweight belt and faced a four-year suspension.

After a night of drinking, Jon was engaged in a minor accident on May 19, 2012, when he crashed his automobile into a pole in Binghamton, New York.

Jones was arrested after refusing to undergo a sobriety test. Two months later, he was required to pay a $1,000 fine, and his driver’s license was suspended for six months.

Similarly, Jon got involved in another huge scandal in 2014. He was fined $50,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NCAC) following a fight with Daniel Cormier at a UFC 178 press event.

Following New Mexico police claims, Jones became the lead suspect in a hit-and-run incident in early 2015. As a result, he was unable to compete against Anthony Johnson that year.

The event resulted in him receiving an 18-month prison sentence and the UFC stripping him of his championship. Jones was also accused of sending homophobic remarks to a Swedish fan on Instagram in 2014. Jon was arrested again in March 2020 for DUI and careless use of a handgun.

Jon Jone & Matt Hamill

When Jones was disqualified in a fight against Matt Hamill in December 2009, several arguments and issues erupted.

Jon employed a devastating elbow technique (12-6) in which the elbow is utilized to hit an opponent.

Because this tactic is prohibited in the UFC, referee Steve Mazzagatti called the bout off and awarded the victory to Matt Hamill.

Dana White, the UFC president, was disappointed by the decision and declared an elbow to the ground; they deducted Jone’s claim. He also stated that it was Hamill’s shoulder injury that prevented him from continuing the fight, not Jone’s elbow.

Hamill dislocated his shoulder during his battle with Jon. Unfortunately, referee Steve didn’t see it coming, and this loss will never be wiped from Jones’ record.

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Wife & Children

In 2013, Jon married Jessie Moses. Leah (born in 2008), Carmen Nicole Jones, and Olivia Haven are the couple’s three kids.

Similarly, the two had been married for 17 years. Jessie is from Endicott, New York, and was born in 1987. According to reports, the pair met and began dating while attending Endicott High School.

When the former UFC champion began pursuing a career in MMA in 2008, Jessie and Jones were expecting their first child.

Carmen, the couple’s second daughter, was born in 2009, and Olivia, their youngest daughter, was born in 2013. Carmen was named after Jon’s sister, who died following a struggle with brain cancer.

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Net Worth and Salary

Jon has fought roughly 26 times, with one defeat and 0 victories. It’s no surprise that ‘Bones’ net worth is significantly more than that of other UFC competitors.

According to certain internet estimates, Jon Jones’ UFC career earnings total $7,230,000. However, the figure is based on a fight-by-fight breakdown of Jones’ career earnings and excludes bonuses, sponsorships, and other incentive compensation.

Jon became the first UFC athlete to sign a global sponsorship contract with Nike. Jones has a total net worth of $12 million.

Age, Height & Weight

Every year on July 19, Jon celebrates his birthday.

As of 2022, he is 34 years old and is 6 feet 4 inches tall. Jones weighs roughly 93 kg and has an athletic physique.

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Quick Facts

Full Name Jonathan Dwight Jones
Nickname Bones
Birth Date July 19, 1987
Birth Place Rochester, New York
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Age 34 Years Old
High School Union-Endicott High School, New York
University Morrisville State College
Father’s Name Arthur Jones Jr.
Mother’s Name Camille Jones
Siblings Two (Arthur Jones III & Chandler Jones)
Residence Upstate, New York
Horoscope Cancer
Age 34 years old
Height 193 cm (6’4″)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Build Athletic
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Pro MMA Record 26-1-0, 1NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
Current Streak 17 Wins
Head Coach Greg Jackson
Affiliation Jackson Wink MMA
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married (2013-present)
Wife Jessie Moses
Children 3
Net Worth $12 Million
Source of Wealth Professional MMA Fighter
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