American mixed martial artist Jonathan Dwight Jones has fought in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is presently signed. He held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship twice, and Jonathon Dwight also held the UFC Light Heavyweight Title temporarily in 2016. He is ranked #12 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of August 2022.
On July 19, 1987, Jonathan Dwight Jones was born in Rochester, New York, and raised by a father who was a pastor along with three siblings. His father disapproved of Jon’s plan to become a professional fighter because all of his brothers went on to become NFL players. Jon Jones participated actively in the high school wrestling team during his tenure there and won the state championship.
Jon Jones Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $3 million|
|Full Name Jonathan Dwight Jones|
|Birth Date July 19, 1987|
|Age 35 Years|
|Birthplace Rochester, New York|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist, Wrestler|
|Girlfriend Jessie Moses|
Jon Jones Early Life
After he joined the school football team, he received the now-famous moniker. His football coach referred to him as “bones” because of his lean build, and the nickname has stuck. Jones enrolled in Iowa Central Community College after high school but soon left to pursue an MMA career.
Jon Jones Career
In 2008, Jon Jones competed in his first UFC fight but after one year in 2009, there was controversy over Jones’ disqualification for striking Matt Hamill with his elbows downward. At the age of 24, he fought Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in 2011 to become the organization’s youngest champion. In 2012, he controversially refused to fight Chael Sonnen, who had come in at the last minute to replace the injured Dan Henderson. Jones was supposed to fight Daniel Cormier after a memorable contest with Alexander Gustaffson, but he was suspended for failing a drug test. Jones finally came back to defeat Daniel Cormier, but after another drug test failure, his win was thrown out and he was suspended once more. In 2018, he eventually made a comeback to the UFC and maintained his impressive form.
Jon Jones Girlfriend
Jessie Moses has been Jon Jones’ longstanding love and fiancée, and they have three daughters together. Jones has mentioned a fourth child he had before his relationship with Moses in a few interviews.
Jon Jones Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Jon Jones is $3 million as of 2022. Approximately $500,000 is paid to Jones for each fight, with an additional $40,000 from sponsorships. In 2017, Jones’ earnings from the UFC 214 matchup with Daniel Cormier were the highest, bringing in $1.83 million for Jones. Jonathon is the first ever first MMA competitor in the world that Nike sponsored globally. Jones currently has a shoe line of his own and a separate endorsement agreement with Gatorade. Reebok and MuscleTech originally sponsored him, but they got separated from Jon after a hit-and-run incident in 2015.
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