Although Jon Jones is no new to controversy, it would appear that the heavyweight champion has turned a corner over the course of the last few years.
Fans are understandably anxious after learning that Jon Jones will compete against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295, and now evidence has emerged of Jones drinking in Las Vegas, adding to their concerns.
The most recent problem involving Jones occurred in Las Vegas in September 2021, when he was charged with battery and domestic abuse over an incident that occurred the previous year. After the accusation, ‘Bones’ stated that he would abstain from drinking alcohol, and it seemed as though Jones had kept his promise.
on the year 2021, he wrote the following entry on his Instagram story:
“I have experienced much too much trauma to be able to drink alcohol. My mental capacity simply isn’t sufficient to deal with it any more. I have decided to put alcohol consumption in the past for good.”A screenshot of the Instagram story that Jones shared in 2021 in the aftermath of the incident that occurred in Las Vegas
A screenshot of the Instagram story that Jones shared in 2021 in the aftermath of the incident that occurred in Las Vegas
However, recent film showing Jon Jones drinking alcohol in Las Vegas has alarmed followers, who fear that ‘Bones’ may be returning to his old habits. This has caused supporters to express their concern on social media.
On Twitter, @theartofwar6 claimed that Israel Adesanya should consider himself fortunate that his viral encounter with ‘Bones’ took place on a different night than originally planned.
Jon Jones will face Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 in New York
Stipe Miocic is the most decorated heavyweight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and Jon Jones is scheduled to make his first defense of his heavyweight belt against him.
Miocic holds the record for the most successful title defenses in the history of the heavyweight division, as well as the record for the most post-fight bonuses in the history of the heavyweight division. The former champion’s most recent bout took place at UFC 260 versus Francis Ngannou, when he was finished off by a knockout in the second round.
Jon Jones has stated in the past that he would like the opportunity to compete against Stipe Miocic in Madison Square Gardens. ‘Bones’ will be granted the chance to do so in the month of November.
Earlier today, it was announced that ‘Bones’ will be fighting Miocic in a next bout.