About Jon Jones
As for the day, Jon Jones net worth stands at $10 million. This American marital artists is also widely known by names Jon Bones Jones, Jonathan Dwight Jones (this is his real name) or simply, Sexual Chocolate (ok, I have never heard or seen anyone refereeing to the champion like this, but you might) and Hit and Run (due to a notorious scandal).
The career which eventually boosted Jon Jones net worth to $10 million has started when he was back in high school. According to MMAJunkie.com, Jones was a stand-out high school wrestler and state champion at Union-Endicott High School in upstate New York. A bit later, while studying at Iowa Central Community College (where he was not famous for academic achievements…) Jon became a winner of the national JUCO championship. Jon never graduated from college, as he left it to pursue a professional career as a martial artist. Although in most cases leaving college to pursue the dream of every-boy-in-America would be considered a poor decision, looking from the perspective it seems like it was the right thing to do for Jon. The future millionaire made his professional debut in 2008 and in three years became the youngest champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) history.
Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Not surprisingly, back in the early 2010 he was widely considered one of the most talented and promising UFC pound-for-pound fighters.
However, as I am writing in the summer 2015, Jon’s career perspectives no longer seem so bright. A random drug test conducted in the beginning of this same year revealed that the athlete was using cocaine. Although it is not band by World Anti-Doping Agency code and hence Nevada commission did not penalize Jon, the athlete realized that the addiction could jeopardize his future career and decided to check himself into a rehab. This decision was followed by a public statement, published by Yahoo ! Sports. The statement read: “With the support of my family, I have entered into a drug treatment facility. I want to apologize to my fiancée, my children, as well as my mother, father, and brothers for the mistake that I made.”. The athlete said he would also like to “apologize to the UFC, my coaches, my sponsors and equally important to my fans. I am taking this treatment program very seriously. Therefore, at this time my family and I would appreciate privacy.”
This is not the first time Jones enters an epicenter of a scandal. On December 5, 2009, in his bout with Matt Hamill, Jon Jones was disqualified for using illegal elbows. The following year UFC 151 was cancelled due to Jon Jones declining to fight Chael Sonnen, a last-minute replacement for Dan Henderson. Than in 2014 the martial artists was accused of writing homophobic slurs to a Swedish man over Instagram. Let’s hope that the latest, cocaine, scandal will be the last one and soon Jon Jones net worth will be growing again!