Jon Jones was kicked out of his long-time training academy, Jackson Wink Gym. The UFC fighter’s long-time coach, Mike Winklejohn had to make this decision and Jones gives his reaction to this.
Jon Jones was arrested on charges of domestic violence against his fiancee. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has got himself into trouble with the law numerous times and his long-time coach, Mike Winklejohn believes it is about time he gets rebuked for his actions. So, the former champ has been kicked out of his gym momentarily until he gets his act together.
Winklejohn spoke to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting and said, “I’m hoping after a certain period of time he wants to come back to the gym, he does it. Even if he doesn’t come back to the gym, I’m okay with it. In my own heart, I know that he might go on to win the heavyweight title.” Jones reacted to this news and gave his thoughts on it in a recent tweet which was later deleted.
Jon Jones says he was heartbroken to hear this news
In his deleted tweet, Jones wrote, “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. Sincere thank you to the rest of the coaches for staying in the fight with me. Our journey continues.”
Jon has been training at the Jackson Wink gym since 2009. A lot of questions were raised by the fans and general public as to why the UFC still has Jones in their roster despite all the serious crimes he has committed throughout his career. Starts to question the stand the company wants to take when it comes to domestic violence.