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Arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Jon Jones has been the most dominant fighter in UFC’s history with 26 wins, and 11 title defenses.

Jon Jones UFC Lightheavyweight Champion

Bron in Rochester, New York, Jon Jones started his combat sports journey early in his life with wrestling. Jones won the 2006 National Championship at Iowa Central Community College. Jones made his MMA debut with a TKO win over Barn Bernard in 2008. After dominating his opponents at multiple organizations, Jones arrived at UFC in the year of 2008.

Jon Jones fought Andre Gusmao on his UFC debut. Jones became the UFC light heavyweight champion by beating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128. Jones went on to beat some of the greatest fighters of his generations such as Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort, Alexander Gustafsson, Daniel Cormier, and many more.

Jon Jones Achievements

Jon Jones became the UFC light heavyweight champion by beating Shogun Rua in 2011. He has defended his UFC title 11 times and he has never lost a title fight in UFC. After a flawless light heavyweight run, Jon Jones is moving up to heavyweight soon to create history.

Jon Jones Best Wins

Jon Jones has beaten some of the greatest fighters over multiple generations. He has beaten many legends such as Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua, Daniel Cormier, Lyoto Machida, Alexander Gustafsson, and Vitor Belfort. He has also beaten the top light heavyweights of this generation such as Dominick Reyes, and Thiago Santos.

Jon Jones Losses

In his long decorated light heavyweight career, Jones has only lost once by disqualification. He lost to Matt Hamill after throwing an illegal 12-6 elbow.

Jon Jones has had a couple of close fights in his UFC career. Many fans believe that he lost the fight to Alexander Gustafsson and Dominick Reyes.

Jon Jones Controversies

Jon Jones has been a controversial figure outside the octagon. Jones has tested positive for PEDs on multiple occasions. He was forced to vacate the UFC light heavyweight title and suspended for 2 years for failed drug tests. He has been charged with serious DUIs. Jones was even arrested in 2020 for using firearms and DUI.

Jon Jones Net Worth and Salary

Jon Jones has made a fortune beating the UFC light heavyweights over the last decade. Jones has pocketed show money of $400,000k for his title defenses against Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira. Jones earned show money of $500,000k for his first fight with Daniel Cormier, title defenses against Preux, Daniel Cormier(rematch), Anthony Smith, Dominick Reyes, and Thiago Santos. These figures do not include bonuses, fight week incentives and PPV points.

Jon Jones has earned a total of $7,230,000k from his UFC fights. And he has a net worth of $10 million.

Jon Jones Endorsements

Jon Jones was the first UFC fighter to bag a deal with Nike. Jones also endorses big brands such as Reebok, Monster energy drink, boohoo MAN, C.A.R.E PROJECT, PureKana CBD, ELEVE health, K-Swiss, GAT Sports.

Jon Jones Charity

Jon Jones has done some incredible things for his neighborhood in Albuquerque. With his CARE project, Jon Jones has helped small businesses restored their livelihood in Albuquerque and provided the needy with essential items. Jon Jones has also shown his love for homeless people and orphan children in his neighborhood.

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