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Jon Jones

Jon Jones, a.k.a. Jonny Bones, is a mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. At age 23, Jones became the youngest UFC champion in history in 2011. To provide for his new family, Jones left junior college wrestling at age 20 when he found out he was going to be a father. He began competing in the MMA to make a living and won a life changing fight the day his first daughter was born. Soon after, Jones was offered a contract to join the UFC. He was born on July 19, 1987 and lists Rochester, NY as his hometown. Following in the footsteps of their dad, Jones first hit the wrestling mat in 7th grade with his older brother Arthur, an NFL star who has played for the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts. Jones is engaged to high school sweetheart Jessie Moses. The couple has three daughters together, Leah (born in 2008), Carmen (born in 2009), and Olivia Haven (born in 2013). He divides his time between his training site in Albuquerque, NM and his family’s home base in Ithaca, NY. Jones was arrested in March 2016 for violating probation in Albuquerque. He reached a plea deal for a felony charge for leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in a probation sentence. UFC stripped him of his championship title as punishment for his actions.

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UFC's Rashad Evans Says Jon Jones Is The G.O.A.T. Fighter, On Different Level

UFC Legend Rashad Evans
Jon Jones Is The Greatest Ever ... He's On A Different Level

Rashad Evans routinely dealt ass whoopin's to MMA legends like Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddell, Michael Bisping, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz -- but who's the absolute toughest dude he… READ MORE >

Jon Jones Rips Israel Adesanya, 'I’ll Make You Call Me Daddy'

Jon Jones
Rips Israel Adesanya 'I’ll Make You Call Me Daddy'

UFC superstar Jon Jones is firing back at Israel Adesanya -- saying he would DESTROY the 29-year-old so badly when they fight down the road ... "I’ll make you call me daddy by the third… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Israel Adesanya to Jon Jones, 'I Already Killed One G.O.A.T.'

UFC's Israel Adesanya
To Jon Jones ... 'I Already Killed One G.O.A.T.'

UFC star Israel Adesanya says a fight with Jon Jones "does tickle my loins" -- and he's warning the light heavyweight champ, "I already killed one G.O.A.T. and I'm hunting the next." Of course,… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
UFC's Johnny Walker, I'm 'Not Scared' of Jon Jones

UFC's Johnny Walker
'I'm Not Scared of Jon Jones'

UFC rising star Johnny Walker says he's honored Jon Jones wants to fight him down the line -- telling TMZ Sports he's "not scared" to get into the Octagon with the greatest of all time. … READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Daniel Cormier Chooses Disneyland Over Jon Jones Fight

Daniel Cormier
Chooses Disneyland Over Jon Jones Fight

Daniel Cormier wasn't interested in watching Jon Jones fight Anthony Smith in person on Saturday ... he had other things on his mind -- like taking his family to Disneyland!!! Despite the… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
Jon Jones Follows Easy UFC 235 Victory with Hard Partying in Las Vegas

Jon Jones
All I Do is Win!!! The Toast of Vegas Club After UFC 235 Victory

If there's one thing Jon Jones knows, it's that Las Vegas LOVES a winner, and he got mad amounts of love inside one nightclub ... hours after he defended his title in UFC 235. The light… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Jon Jones 'Has a Feeling' He'll Fight Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones
'I've Got a Feeling' I'll Fight Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones says he's gunning to fight 4 TIMES in 2019 -- and wants to keep that pace as long as he can -- telling TMZ Sports he's already got some high-profile opponents in mind.  Israel… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Jon Jones Gunning to Finish MMA Career with 50-0 Record

Jon Jones
Gunning for 50-0 MMA Record ... Mayweather of UFC

Jon Jones tells TMZ Sports he wants to be the first MMA fighter to finish his career with a 50-0 record -- becoming the Floyd Mayweather of the sport -- and he's 100% confident he can do… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
UFC's Anthony Smith, 'I'm Gonna Finish Jon Jones'

UFC's Anthony Smith
'I'm Gonna Finish Jon Jones'

**ATTENTION DEGENERATE GAMBLERS** UFC star Anthony Smith says you can make a TON of cash betting on him to knock out Jon Jones at UFC 235 this weekend ... telling TMZ Sports, it's a safe… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Cain Velasquez, 'I'm Good Enough to Beat Jon Jones'

Cain Velasquez
'I'm Good Enough to Beat Jon Jones'

He hasn't fought since 2016 ... but Cain Velasquez says he's still a BEAST in the Octagon -- and after he runs through Francis Ngannou, he's confident he could take Jon Jones.  36-year-old… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
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