|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Born:||July 19, 1987|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional MMA Fighter|
Jonathan Dwight Jones is an American mixed martial artist, and two time Light Heavyweight Champion of the UFC.
He initially gained recognition when he made his professional debut in MMA in 2008. Before his debut, he was a wrestler and state champion in Union Endicott High School in New York.
Jon Bones Jones’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $10 million as of 2019, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world. However, he has had several issues with doping violations in the past few years.
Jon Jones was born in Rochester, New York on the 19th of July, 1987. He grew up with his parents and his three siblings. His father was a pastor at a Pentecostal Church, and his mother was a nurse.
Jones has one older brother, Arthur, and a younger brother named Chandler. His sister Carmen, died of cancer before her 18th birthday.
Jones’ family were guided by their religion, and Jon has a tattoo on his chest saying “Philippians 4:13″ which was his sister’s favorite sentence from the Bible.
Jon began training MMA when he found out that his high school girlfriend was pregnant. He decided to drop out of his college, so he could start his MMA career.
Jones started his early career as a high school champion in wrestling, and he also played football, where his football coach gave him the nickname “Bones”. He made his professional MMA debut in 2008, later on, that year he signed with UFC.
He made his first debut in UFC where he amassed an undefeated record of 6-0 over a period of three months, he won all of his matches. Jones’ success started to give him all of the attention from the UFC and Jones got offered to fight as a late replacement on two weeks notice.
Jones and Moises Gayben fought, resulting in Jones defeating him and winning the light heavyweight championship. People expected Jones to defend his title against Anthony Johnson, however, instead of defending it, he lost his belt and got suspended with a hit and run incident.
In January 2015 Cormier replaced Jones and went on to defeat Anthony Johnson to become the new heavyweight champion.
Jones started his training out of Cortland in New York. In 2016 Jones returned to his MMA career. He won a match against Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197. He won an interim 205 pound during that progress.
In September 2017 Jones won over Cormier, but it was changed to a “no contest”, and Jones was once again stripped of his belt. UFC announced Cormier as the 205-pound champion.
Throughout Jones’ rise and falls during his MMA career, he still maintains a significant net worth.
In 2019, Jon Bones Jones’ net worth is $10 million dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights of Jon Bones Jones career:
- Sherdog Breakthrough (Fighter of the Year, 2009)
- FIGHT! Magazine (Newcomer of the Year, 2009)
- World MMA Awards (Fighter of the Year, 2011, 2012)
- Spike Guys Choice Award (Most Dangerous Man, 2011)
- ESPN.com MMA Awards (Fighter of the Year, 2011)
- Yahoo! (Sports Fight of the Year, 2013)
- Fight of the Night- UFC Bonus Award (2011, 2013, 2015)
Favorite Quotes from Jon Bones Jones
“I’m beating all the weakness out of myself, beating all the give-up out of myself, I’m beating the lack of cardio, I’m beating the lack of confidence – any sign of weakness that’s in my heart, I’m getting rid of it”. – Jon Bones Jones
“People who know what they want, the universe has a way for clearing a path for them. When you want something bad enough, it’s going to happen for you. You can almost manifest your own destiny by always focusing on it. Almost like the law of attraction. If you really know what you want, the chances of you finding it are so much more strong. It’s almost as if it will come to fall right on your lap. I know that I want to be champion.” – Jon Bones Jones
“Lying is a false significance of speech, with a will to deceive, which cannot be cured but by shame and reason; it is a monstrous and wicked evil, that filthily depraved and defileth the tongue of man.” – Jon Bones Jones
“To be sure, Darwin’s theory of evolution is imperfect. However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions.” – Jon Bones Jones
“Thus men of more enlightened genius and more intrepid spirit must compose themselves to the risque of public censure, and the contempt of their jealous contemporaries, in order to lead the ignorant and prejudiced mind into more happy and successful methods.” – Jon Bones Jones
Jones is one of the best MMA fighters of all time, which has helped him to earn his millions. He has overcome odds and adversity to become a record-breaking MMA champion.
There’s no doubt that his amount will increase in his MMA future.
He has a lot of achievements and awards during his career. Jon Bones Jones’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $10 million as of 2019, and he is only 30 years old.