UFC Light Heavyweight champion is once AGAIN in trouble. He won his last title fight against Daniel Cormier and then the drug test results came out. Those results were positive for cocaine which is almost as bad as they come. He then checked himself in to rehab for ONE DAY, and then left and said I plan on watching my brother play in the Superbowl. Dana White failed to take action only fining Jones 25,000 dollars and letting it go. This was his second issue, his first being an incident where he was driving under the influence where he totaled his Bentley. Driving under the influence is more serious than people make it seem as it claims a lot of innocent lives. The UFC failed to punish him here as well.
Well now he has really messed up. Jon Jones was involved in a hit-and-run April 26th, 2015. He was identified by an off-duty cop as fleeing the scene after running a red light in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One of the victims in this hit-and-run was a pregnant woman, which suffered a broken arm and possibly a broken wrist, I am not a woman but I know pregnant women have enough to deal with they don’t need to deal with a broken arm. Before he ran from the scene he was seen stuffing his pockets full of cash and then he ran off over a hill. Once the police searched the rental car Jones was driving they found Marijuana and a pipe filled with Marijuana. This is once again another violation including drugs with Jon Jones. He then stayed away from the police for a majority of the following day, even after they issued an arrest warrant for him. Later in the evening he turned himself in finally but not before collecting the money to bail himself out. Due to the broken arm on the woman his crime was bumped up from a misdemeanor to a felony due to a serious injury. Now it is time for Dana to say I don’t care that you’re the face of the UFC and the “best” fighter in the UFC.
This is strike three for Jon Jones and it’s finally time for Jones to pay for his mistakes. He has been let go twice with two offenses. He needs to stop being shown celebrity treatment and pay the consequences us law abiding citizens would face for making those mistakes. Personally I think if the allegations against him are true then Dana should strip him of his title and find a replacement to fight Anthony Johnson for the Light heavyweight title. Those replacements could be anyone from Alexander Gustafson, Ryan Bader, Glover Teixeira, and Daniel Cormier. Once stripped of his title I believe jones should face a suspension from the UFC requiring him to go to rehab and get some actual help for more than 24 hours.
Former UFC great Kenny Florian weighed-in on what Dana should do and what needs to be done for Jon Jones. Here is what K-flo has to say on the situation, “It certainly does not look good. Obviously, you talk about the problem with his image right now and it’s not good. This is a guy who is representing the whole organization. This is the best combat fighter in the sport right now. This is the best fighter on the plant. It does not look good for him. He has so much talent but there is a lot of immaturity with that talent. I think cutting him from the UFC might be a bit harsh. I have a little bit of compassion. It seems like, if this is true, there is some kind of problem going on. He needs help and it needs to be legitimate help, not getting away for 24 hours. He needs to go out and get help. I think stripping him of his title is appropriate. Of course, if these allegations are true. I think cutting him may be a little bit harsh. I would be for stripping him of the title and getting him to realize that there are repercussions. If you screw up, there are repercussions and a possible fine. He was supposed to face Anthony Johnson, and I think that is the other repercussion; (if this is true) I don’t think he should fight Anthony Johnson. He needs to go and get help. I think the UFC is probably, more likely, looking to find a replacement for Jon Jones at this point. I think that is going to happen if these allegations are true.”
So when Dana White announces something I will for sure be here to break the news for you. As I am hoping he doesn’t make a mistake and actually punishes the “star” and shows the UFC fans and fighters that they can’t do whatever they want. The decision should logically be made the next following days due to the fact that if they are going to replace Jones they need to give the new fighter time to train and get ready for Anthony Johnson.