Jonathan Dwight Jones, professionally known as Jon Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist who is considered to be one of the best UFC fighters of his era. Jon Jones was born on July 19, 1987, in Rochester, New York. His nickname is bones and his social media name is Jon Bones Jones. His family is deeply religious. His father, Arthur Jr is a pastor and mother Camille is a nurse. He has two brothers. The older brother is Arthur Jones III and younger brother Chandler Jones, both American footballers. His older sister died of brain cancer at the age of 17.
Jones’s father was a wrestler and so were his sons. Jones learned wrestling in his school days and also won the state championship at Union-Endicott High School in New York in 2005. When he was in Iowa Central Community college, he became a national wrestling Junior College Champion. When Jones was pursuing his degree in criminal justice from Morrisville State College, he dropped out of it to be a professional MMA fighter.
Jon Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history after winning UFC Light Heavyweight world championship. He holds a record of most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in the history of the UFC with eight defenses. He is especially known for New York Mixed Martial Arts (2011), UFC on Fox (2011) and EA Sports UFC (2014). His fighting style is wrestling, Muay Thai and Striker and watching him is a treat. His famous skills are takedowns, takedown defense and ground control. He is regarded as one of the greatest professional fighters of all-time and ranks number three in UFC pound-for-pound rankings. This professional fighter was never defeated in a championship in MMA competition.
He was also on the list of fighters suspended for several reasons. Jon Jones was suspended three times in his fighting career. In 2015, he was suspended from the UFC for a hit and run incident where his suspension lasted for 6 months. He was again suspended for a year after USADA tested him positively. In 2017, he was stripped of the belt after USADA confirmed his test positive for Turinabol. He has been criticized for repeatedly poking his opponents in the eyes.
Moving on to his personal life, he is engaged to Jessie Moses and now the couple is blessed with three daughters, Leah, Carmen and Olivia. Currently, the fighter lives in Ithaca, New York. He is among the richest UFC fighters. He earned $50,000 in his first fight of UFC and now he is currently making $500k from each UFC main card fight. Few people are aware of the fact that he initially began fighting in MMA to help raise money to support his pregnant girlfriend. His net worth is estimated at $15 million. He was the one to be sponsored by Nike at the international level and to have his own shoe line. He is also considered to be the first MMA fighter to represent Gatorade, Muscle Tech and Reebok.