Jonathan Dwight Jones, the American mixed martial artist is finally looking for a comeback after he was suspended indefinitely by UFC for not following the Athlete Code of Conduct Policy and running away in a hit and run case that happened in April 2015. Read on to find more details about the incident and who he thinks was his greatest supporter during these tough times.
In an exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, Jones revealed his plan for come back soon. He said that the incident has made him realize his mistake and he has taken the opportunity to work on himself and be a better athlete and also a better role model for others. He feels grateful that he has got the chance to return to the game when he is still young and he is now looking for a serious future here.
He also opened up about the incident that took place on April 2015 that changed his life momentarily. The incident led to banning him from participating in any championship by UFC. He said that when the incident took place, he was very frightened and freaked out and wanted to get out of the place as soon as possible. Hence, he started running and got involved in the hit and run case. This resulted in the setback to his career when it was at its peak.
Speaking of support from Ronda Rousey who is also an American mixed martial artist, he said that Ronda despite being busy took out time to support him and was in constant touch with him. She was quoted as saying, “Jon, you’re going to come back from this. If there’s anything I can do for you, let me know”. She even volunteered to give him her beach house in California that not many people know of. In case he wants to go to a quite place and stay for some days she wanted him to use her house for the purpose. He was extremely touched by her gesture. He got emotional and said, “It’s like man — this girl is on top of the world right now and she’s sitting here thinking of me at my darkest hour. That’s something I’ll never forget” to describe his feelings.
The 28 years old American mixed martial artist is extremely talented and one of the greatest fighters of all times. He has won several championships and has been ranked number 1 light heavyweight fighter in the whole world quite a number of times. Fans are eager to see Jones make his come back soon. We wish Jones all the best and also wish for his quick comeback. Stay tuned for more updates on this.
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