Jon Jones: \u201cI Feel Like I Appreciate The Sport A Lot More Than Used To\u201d Jon Jones was an undefeated champ for a very long period of time. His only loss came to Matt \u201cThe Hammer\u201d Hammil at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on December 5, 2009. He was disqualified after raining 12-6 elbows off the full mount. But he has really gone through hell during the last few years. Jon Jones was stripped of the title three times. It happened once due to a hit-and-run incident and two times due to prohibited substances. Luckily, his penalty finally expired on October 28, 2018. \u201cBones\u201d didn\u2019t take some of his rivals seriously in the past. He even confessed that he didn\u2019t train properly for the title defense match versus Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165. But in the exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani from ESPN last week, \u201cBones\u201d promised he won't repeat mistakes from the past! Jones described who was the man who defeated \u201cThe Viking\u201d five years ago. (via bloodyelbow.com) \u201cThe guy that fought Gustafsson the first time was right in the heyday of all his crap, as far as just being a party boy, mainly,\u201d Jones said. \u201cBeing on top of the world; not many things have happened to my life at that point. \u201cSo, I was just really on top of the world, just feeling invincible.\u201d Actually, the former UFC Light Heavyweight king felt very sad since he had to live without something he loves so much. It looks like Jon Jones has learned a lesson. \u201cOpposed to the guy that you see now, I feel like I\u2019ve been through a lot. I\u2019ve learned a lot. And I just feel like I appreciate the sport a lot more than used to. Having it be taken away from you and losing it, it teaches you how much it means to you. And this sport does mean a lot to me, I was extremely sad without it.\u201d \u201cNow that I have the opportunity to be back here in the UFC, I feel like I will treat it with so much more respect.\u201d Jon Jones will fight Alexander Gustafsson at the main event of UFC 232 for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. \u201cBones\u201d sees this fight as a possibility to remind fans of the good old days. \u201cI don\u2019t feel like I have anything to prove. I just have something to remind everybody, and that\u2019s who I am in this sport and what I am capable of.\u201d It is hard to believe Jon Jones won\u2019t make some stupid move in the future. At least Daniel Cormier doesn\u2019t think so. Do you think \u201cBones\u201d can stay away from trouble?