Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a severe blow following his arrest and allegations last month.
“Bones” was charged with domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a vehicle following an incident in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, September 24, 2021. To learn more about the situation, tap here.
The most scathing allegation was that Jones and his fiancée Jessie Moses had their hair pulled in a hotel room.
And according to Jones’ trainer Mike Winkeljohn, Bones will not be allowed to return to his long-time gym until he works on himself. Jones has been training at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico for years and has shaped Jones’s success at the Octagon.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Winkeljohn spoke with Ariel Helwani about “The MMA lesson”About Jones’ status in the gym.
“I am very disappointed,” Winkeljohn said of BJPen.com. “It’s difficult. The hardest thing was when you heard your daughter say you had to call the police. It’s tough on my reputation, I have three daughters. I have a wife and three daughters, I teach women’s self-defense called Smart girls self-defense. It just makes it hard if he keeps getting in trouble. But I just had a conversation with him. I said, ‘Jon, this is the dealer. You’re like my little brother. You have to go with him Stop drinking and fix these things for a period of time until you get back to the gym, so he’s not in the gym right now. “
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According to Winkeljohn, he felt it was necessary to get Bones out of the gym as he refused to ignore Jones’s story of legal troubles any further.
“He’s not allowed to go to the gym. I felt like I had to do that because it’s insane to ignore it and expect different results, as they say, ”said Winkeljohn. “He has a lot of yes people around him who are not telling him the truth. He may hate me for it, but I had to tell him the truth. “
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During the show, Winkeljohn praised Jones’ fighting IQ and charisma. He also left the door open for a future return and wished the former UFC champion “all the best”.
“But in my heart, God, this guy is good for size,” continued the trainer. “And I’m not just talking about fighting. In my heart, I hope Jones will come back and win the heavyweight title, stop drinking and move on and get on with bigger things. Oh my goodness. He’s so charismatic and so damn smart and he can sit down and break down and fight and he can sit down and break a lot of things in life.
“He’s able to do much bigger things than just this MMA world. There we are now, but we’ll see what happens in the future. I wish him all the best. “
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