Jon Jones Gives Honest Assessment Of Personal Struggles
Jon Jones is fighting Thiago Santos this weekend, at UFC 239. Santos, like many others, points out Jones’s personal faults, and Jon has come to terms with that.
Jon Jones has been nearly perfect in his professional MMA career. His only loss is a controversial DQ, that is being discussed as getting overturned. Additionally, he thoroughly dominates all opposition inside the cage.
On the other hand, his record outside of the cage has not been so clean. Jones has had a string of issues including but not limited to: failed drug tests, hit and run accidents, and more. He is the only UFC fighter to ever have been stripped of not one, but two championship belts.
With that said, Jones is aware that his choices outside the Octagon are an easy target. When speaking in a recent UFC interview leading up to his bout with Santos, he addresses this.
“yeah, i feel like A lot of my opponents try to insult my personal life just because there is not much to say about my martial arts game. I worked really hard to try not to show any glaring holes in my game, but I definitely have some glaring holes in my personal life. I think that’s something that I will have to deal with a little while longer moving forward, but eventually that will be over too.
Jones is right, of course. Until he has properly lost a fight, there is not much else for his opponents to talk about.
Jon Jones faces Santos in the main event at UFC 239, this Saturday, in Las Vegas.