• UFC Fighter Jon Jones Arrested Again, Dana White Comments
Former 2-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been arrested once again.
This time, he’s facing the following charges:
– Battery domestic violence
– Injuring and tampering with a vehicle
His bail is set at $8,000.
In 2015, he was arrested for the following charges (which resulted in UFC stripping him of the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, thus ending his 1st run as champion):
– Hit & Run
– Driving under the influence
– Negligent use of a firearm
In 2020, he was arrested for the following charges:
– Aggravated DWI
– Negligent use of a firearm
– Possession of an open container
– Driving with no proof of insurance
After the UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-ins, UFC President Dana White had the following to say about Jones getting arrested hours after being inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame (Fight Wing) for his UFC 165 fight against Alexander Gustafsson:
“Obviously, we’ll see how this plays out legally for him and where this ends up going. It’s hard to bring this guy to Las Vegas for any reason. This city is not good for Jon Jones, and here we are again.
It’s like… it’s not even shocking anymore. When we bring him here it’s almost expected. You can’t even get him in Las Vegas for less than 12 hours to induct him into the Hall of Fame. It’s a problem. This guy’s got a lot of demons, man. A lot of demons.
Is it really shocking anymore? It’s really not. It’s become not shocking. It’s almost like, ‘Uh oh, this guy is in Vegas, what’s gonna happen today?’ You want to hope that the guy is better and that won’t be the case, but he proves that every time he comes to this town that he can’t handle this place.”
Jones’ last fight took place in February 2020 at UFC 247, where he defeated Dominick Reyes to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jones then vacated the Title and announced that he’ll be moving up to the Heavyweight division.
Jones (who is 6-foot-4) has revealed that he’s currently at 255 pounds and wants to go up to 270, and then cut down to 265 lbs for a fight:
“I just don’t want to feel smaller than any of the guys. I want to be more conditioned, more skilled and just as strong, if not the strongest guy.
Going from Light Heavyweight to Heavyweight is like jumping three weight classes. I just want to do it right.”
Jones noted that he’d be open to fighting former 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic, but not right now since Miocic is not the champion.
He is looking to fight the winner of the Francis Ngannou vs. Cyril Gane fight, which will be to crown the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Jones, who has a record of 26-1-1, is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He has never been defeated. His only loss was due to Disqualification, because he destroyed his opponent with illegal elbow strikes.
For those who don’t remember, Jones called out Brock Lesnar at UFC 214 in 2017. Here’s what he said:
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know how it feels like to get your a$$ kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon!”
As seen in the above video, a team member whispered “Brock” in Jones’ ear while he was being interviewed, to remind him to call out The Beast.
After this, Lesnar only made one appearance in UFC, which was in 2018 at UFC 226, to confront then newly crowned Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
The fights with Jones & Cormier never happened and Lesnar is officially retired from the sport of MMA.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 24, 1994) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped in Green Bay, Wisconsin and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
Davey Boy Smith vs. Reno Riggins
Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. Rod Bell & Kevin Krueger
Doink the Clown vs. Sonny Rogers
Tatanka vs. Gary Jackson
Adam Bomb vs. Barry Horowitz
Yokozuna vs. Gary Scott