Jon Jones

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Full Name Jon Jones
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Bones, Sexual Chocolate
Gender Male
Famous As Mixed Martial Artist
Birth Date July 19, 1987
Birth Place Rochester, New York

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Jonathan Dwight Jones famed as Jon Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA). At present, he is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He became the youngest champion in UFC history after winning UFC Light Heavyweight world championship at the age of 23. He is a two-times UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, as he won the undisputed championship once and interim championship once. As of January 2, 2019, he is #2 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. He holds the record of most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in the UFC history with eight defenses. After his suspension, he returned at UFC 232 where he defeated Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch to win the vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. He is a very talented and strong fighter. 

Jon Jones retains the light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory

In the main event of UFC 235, Jon Jones dominated Anthony Smith throughout the whole fight to win by unanimous decision (48-44 x3). Jones was the vastly superior fighter against Anthony Smith on Saturday in Las Vegas. As far as title defenses go for light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Saturday's victory over upstart Anthony Smith was as one-sided as it was nondescript as he cruised to victory against a stubborn opponent he couldn't finish. But what will likely go down as a somewhat forgotten footnote in history was how close Jones came to losing the title in disastrous fashion at UFC 232 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the match, he did did nothing but cement his status as possibly the greatest fighter in the sport's history by how easily he dismantled a stubbornly-tough Smith, landed an illegal knee to the side of Smith's head in Round 4 that could've cost him the title had a beaten Smith told cage side doctors he couldn't continue. Smith took time to recover from the knee delivered by a standing Jones that connected to the side of his ear as he sat, allowing Jones's title reign to continue after referee Herb Dean docked him two points. Jones went on to win a unanimous decision by identical scores of 48-44 on all three cards.  

Why Is Jon Jones Famous For?

Jon Jones is famous for being the youngest UFC champion in the UFC history and for regarding as one of the greatest professional fighters of all-time and ranks at number 3 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Jon Jones

On 19th July 1987, Jon Jones was born in Rochester, New York, the USA with the real name of Jonathan Dwight Jones. He was born to his parents; Arthur Jones Jr., his father and Camille Jones, his mother. His ethnicity is Afro-American. His nationality is American. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He follows Christianity. Regarding his siblings, he has 3 siblings named Chandler Jones, Arthur Jones, Carmen Jones. His older sister, Carmen, died of brain cancer, at the age of 17. At present, his age is 31 but his age will be 32 on his upcoming birthday in July as of 2019. His other early life background will be updated soon. At present, he lives in Ithaca, New York.

Regarding his education, he attended Union-Endicott High School. He then attended Morrisville State College, from which he dropped before completing his graduation.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Jon Jones is a very handsome MMA fighter with athletic body build. He has a tall height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches. He has a balanced weight of 93 Kg or 205 lbs. He maintained his body a lot. He has black eyes and black hair. He has a very perfect smile attracting lot of people towards him. His other body measurement will be updated soon.

How Jon Jones Began His Career?

  • Jon Jones began his career in April 2008 by making professional debut in MMA.
  • He won USKBA Light Heavyweight Championship defeating Moyses Gabin at BCX 5 via TKO in the second round before signing with the UFC.
  • He made his UFC debut in August 2008 Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 and won the match via unanimous decision.
  • He was disqualified against Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale on 5th December 2009.
  • Later, he won the "Knockout of the Night" award against Brandon Vera in March 2010, where he won via TKO.
  • After that, he won the "Submission of the Night" bonus after he defeated an undefeated Ultimate Fighter winner, Ryan Bader via submission on 5th February 2011. 
  • By defeating Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via TKO on 19th March 2011, he became the youngest UFC champion ever.
  • He first defended his championship title against Quinton Jackson in September 2011, becoming the first UFC fighter to submit Jackson.
  • He fought with Alexander Gustafsson in September 2013 and was given several names, "an epic battle", "instant classic", "Fight of the Year", "Greatest light heavyweight title fight of all-time", and "one of the greatest fights in the UFC history", as both were sent to hospital after the fight. 
  • Later, he won the fight via a controversial unanimous decision.
  • He was stripped of the belt and suspended from the UFC for a hit-and-run incident in 2015. His suspension ended after six months.
  • He faced the second suspension for a year after USADA tested him positively. NSAC also suspended him for a year.
  • In the year 2017, he faced the third suspension after USADA confirmed his test positive for Turinabol. 
  • His then re-captured UFC Light Heavyweight Championship winning against Daniel Cormier was stripped off.
  • It was announced that Jones would be making his return at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 on 10th October 2018.
  • He defeated Gustafsson by technical knockout in the third round to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  • Later, on 2nd March 2019, he faced Anthony Smith at UFC 235, winning the fight by unanimous decision.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Jon Jones is not married yet but he is currently engaged to Jessie Moses. They first met at high school. They started dating while in high school. They got engaged in the year 2015. The couple is also blessed with 3 daughters, Leah, Carmen, and Olivia Haven. His sexual orientation is straight. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. The couple is planning to marry very soon. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous MMA fighter is estimated to have $12 Million as of 2019. Hoped his net worth be $100 Million as of 2020. His major source of earning is from his fighting as a mixed martial artist career. He is considered one of the successful fighter in UFC history. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but he is satisfied with his earnings. 

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