Full name - Jonathan Dwight Jones
He has the nickname Bones. Twice champion of the UFC light heavyweight: he won the championship belt in 2011 and a temporary title in 2016. He won his first title at 23, becoming the youngest champion in the history of the UFC. Known as one of the strongest MMA fighters in the world and one of the greatest fighters in history.
Has a positive record in the UFC, eight times successfully defended the title, which became the longest holding of the championship belt and the longest series of victories. Also distinguished himself by the largest number of victories by voluntary surrender in the UFC. He’s universally recognized as the number one among the heavyweights of the world.
In April 2015, Jones was stripped of the title and removed from the official rating due to leaving the place of the road accident, the culprit of which he was. He was reinstated in the UFC in six months and returned to the ring in 2016, but again was removed from the ratings due to the test for illegal drugs, which gave a positive result three days before the fight for the championship title. He lost only one fight by disqualification for forbidden strikes by elbows.
On July 9, 2017 he will officially be able to return to the ring. Who will be his opponent in the ring? We'll find out when the time comes. In the meantime, Jones is a happy family man. He and his bride Jesse have three daughters Lea, Carmen Nicole Jones and Olivia Haven.
Jones is the first MMA fighter to sign a global contract with Nike, as well as the first MMA fighter who launched his shoe line. He also had contracts with Reebok and MuscleTech, which were broken after the incident with the accident.
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