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Introduction About Jon Jones
Who in the world doesn’t face odds and even in their life? Everyone had to take their fair share of setbacks to grow and emerge into their best versions and bring forth an opportunity to mature and grow stronger.
Most people will mostly avoid getting stronger and stay in their comfort zone but the same can’t be said for Jon Jones, the man who knew how to take responsibility for his actions and face it with a brave spirit.
Net Worth & Salary of Jon Jones in 2022
The net worth of Mr. Jon Jones is something around 10M U.S.D. He earns something around 500K U.S.D per fight with a 40K U.S.D bonus from his sponsorships.
His main earning sources are UFC, MMA career, Endorsements, and Partnerships from GAT Supplements, previous ones – Reebok, Nike, Gatorade, and Monster Energy.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Jon Jones
As of 2022, Jon Jones is officially 33 years old.
Jon Jones’s full name is Jonathan Dwight Jones. He was born on July 19, 1987, in Rochester, New York. His parents were Arthur and Camille Jones. His parents worked as a pastor and a nurse. He has three other siblings including three boys and one girl.
His brothers were professional footballers. Older brother Arthur Jones III had played for teams like Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts of the NBA whereas his youngest brother Chandler Jones was signed to Arizona Cardinals. His sister was the oldest among the siblings and died of a tumor before her 18th birthday.
He had shown talent in wrestling since childhood and had won the state championship for wrestling at the Union-Endicott High School, New York. The athletic drive and talent ran in Jones’ family blood. The Jones brothers were competitive from childhood. There was a wrestling ring built in the basement of their Rochester home by their father to test out their competitive drive.
He was often called “Bones”, by his coach, this nickname has stuck throughout his life and even throughout his MMA career. His brothers often mentioned to the media that Jones had a lanky frame and all bones and skin.
His father, being a pastor, was not supportive of his son being a wrestler and often discouraged him to follow this path. But it never stopped him from choosing his destiny.
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Personal Life of Jon Jones
Jon Jones and Jessie Moses were high school classmates and began dating then. After graduation, despite studying at different universities, they remained in a long-distance relationship and survived for 17 years.
They have three daughters together named Leah, Carmen, and Olivia respectively. They got engaged in 2015. Their middle child was named after Jon’s late sister Carmen.
Career of Jon Jones
While still studying in college, Jones got the news of his girlfriend Moses being pregnant with their first child Leah. Reality hit him pretty well. He dropped out of college to earn money to support his future family and took a job near the local bar to support his family.
When Leah was about to be born, Jones, working as a janitor, came in contact with an old friend Bobby who remembered his high school state championship. Bobby encouraged him to become a UFC fighter and helped Jones to learn how to fight.
On April 12, 2008, Jones made his very first professional debut in an FFPat Boxborough, Massachusetts. He faced Brad Bernard and Carlos Eduardo and defeated them, marking the beginning of his reign in the lightweight matches event.
The next match’s opponents were Anthony Pina, Ryan Verrett, and Parker Porter, and he defeated them all and emerged as the victor. He defeated Moyses Gabin in round two for the USKBA Light Heavyweight Championship.
His UFC debut was in a match against Andre Gusmão at UFC 87 on August 9, 2008, organized in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The match lasted the full three rounds, and Jones was the winner.
His next opponent in the UFC was Stephan Bonnar and Jake O’Brien at UFC 94 and UFC 100 respectively helped him secure a contract for another four fights with the UFC and made his career touch a new sky.
He suffered his first and only loss at the hands of Matt Hamill on Dec 5, 2009. Towards the end of the match, Hamill ended up with a dislocated shoulder caused due to a move made by Jones deemed as illegal led him to disqualification. But later the UFC President Dana White declared the match invalid.
He won over Rua, who was his partner Rashid’s opponent, and won on March 19, 2011, making him the youngest UFC champion ever.
During his UFC Light Heavyweight Champion days, Jones had gone back and forth against some of the best fighters in his weight class. Some of the fighters who faced him are Lyoto Machida, his former teammate Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, and Chael Sonnen.
The toughest fight of his career was at UFC 165. He was pitted against Alexander Gustafsson. Both of them suffered lacerations and facial swelling. Eventually, Jones was the winner.
As glamorous and smooth selling his career seems to be, it was not that glamorous. He faced ups and downs like everyone else in his career. From being detained in jail for 18 months for supervised probation for a hit and trial case to UFC stripping him off his belt and suspending him on 28 April.
After facing setbacks and odds in his career, he returned to the stage to have a rematch against Cormier on July 29, 2017, and defeated him to regain back the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship again.
Awards & Achievements of Jon Jones
Some of the awards are 9 Sherdog Awards, and 4 World MMA awards and was one of the youngest fighters to win a UFC championship at age of 23 and holds the record of having the longest undefeated streak with the most title defenses and most wins in the Light Heavyweight division.
Jon Jones has some of the best wrestling credentials any MMA fighter can hold like New York State Wrestling Champion, National Junior College Wrestling Champion, and Greco-Roman All-American wrapped under his belt of achievements.
Major Investments and Assets of Jon Jones
He is a sucker for luxury cars and owns a few like Nissan Armada and Cadillac CTS-V. Jones bought a house for $675,000 near Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2013.
Jones has worked to raise funds for The Pediatric Cancer Foundation to help several homeless people in New Mexico before and after Covid 19 pandemic and donated to food banks across Albuquerque through Food Depot.
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