Jon Jones would possibly severely imagine he’s a sufferer within the wake of his newest arrest for an alleged home violence incident together with his fiancee, and that grew to become evident Wednesday.
During an look on “The MMA Hour,” Jones’ longtime coach, Mike Winkeljohn, introduced that the previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion has been banned from Jackson Wink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M. – a minimum of till he exhibits that he’s gotten his act collectively.
In response, Jones shared that he was heartbroken when Winkeljohn knowledgeable him of his determination.
“Had a heartbreaking conversation over the phone with one of my longtime coaches last night, really hurts to lose the support of someone I respect so much,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Sincere thank you to the rest of the coaches for staying in the fight with me. Our journey continues.”
Jones’ since-deleted tweet (display seize above) indicated that different coaches from Jackson Wink will proceed to coach Jones. In a press release to ESPN, a fitness center spokesperson mentioned coaches Greg Jackson and Brandon Gibson will proceed to coach Jones off website as he continues working towards a projected return to the UFC as a heavyweight within the second quarter of 2022.
Jones, 34, was arrested Sept. 24 on costs of misdemeanor home violence and felony injuring and/or tampering with a car after an alleged bodily altercation together with his fiancee, Jessie Moses, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The incident, which left Moses bloodied in entrance of their youngsters, was simply the newest in a string of Jones run-ins with the legislation.
Through all of it – together with a 2015 hit-and-run that injured a pregnant lady and allegations of groping a strip membership waitress in 2019 – Winkeljohn has stood by Jones. But this newest incident of alleged home violence turned out to be a bridge too far for Winkeljohn, who has three daughters and teaches a girls’s self-defense class at Jackson Wink.
“I just had a conversation with him. I said, ‘Jon, here’s the deal, man. You’re like my little brother. You have to stop drinking and fix these things for a certain period of time until you come back to the gym,’” Winkeljohn mentioned. “So at the moment, he’s out of the gym. He’s not allowed to come in the gym because I feel I had to do that. Ignoring it and expecting different results is insanity.”
Jones has but to acknowledge or take accountability for his actions. His first time addressing it on Instagram included a vow to stop ingesting and seemingly blaming the satan for his transgressions.
Jones adopted that up by posting a weird video of him and Moses, his alleged sufferer, kissing and making up. Jones later deleted that video from Instagram.