UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Saves The Day… Again

April 15, 2011
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Jon “Bones” Jones may soon need to change his nickname to Superman or Batman.

The current UFC light heavyweight champion has somehow gotten into the hero business over the last couple of months, and business is good.

Jones hit the spotlight on the same day he fought Maurcio “Shogun” Rua for the UFC light heavyweight title when he subdued a thief after he broke into someone’s car and stole their belongings.

Jones, along with his coaches Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson, stopped the thief and held him there until police could arrive to make the official arrest.

Jones’ heroics don’t always involve stopping thieves.

While on a business trip to Florida this week, Jones observed a young woman along with her child involved in a somewhat loud conversation over a cell phone while he was checking into his hotel.

Jones overheard the young woman crying because she had apparently flown to Florida to be with her boyfriend, and after an argument ensued, he left her and her child to fend for themselves with no place to stay and an airline ticket for a flight that didn’t depart for two days.

Jones took it upon himself to offer to put the young lady and her child up in the hotel for the time she needed until her flight could take her back home.

It wasn’t until much later that the young woman was told that she wasn’t just helped out by a young man trying to do a good deed, he just happened to be one of the best fighters in the world.

“It’s just a good testament to his character,” Jones’ manager Malki Kawa of Authentic Sports Management told MMAWeekly.com. “I mean the guy walks into a hotel on South Beach, expecting maybe to go to bed or maybe go to dinner, and he sees a young lady that he’s got absolutely no responsibility to, and a young boy that’s absolutely not his responsibility, and just being a good citizen overheard a conversation and felt it was important that he handled their situation for that night. Just being the good guy that he is, helped a fellow citizen in need.”

Jones graciously paid for the room and went about his business, after making sure the woman and her child were safe and taken care of until they could make it back home. The UFC light heavyweight champion might soon have to take on a second job as full-time life saver.

“His bat signal is a JBJ,” Kawa joked about Jon “Bones” Jones, the hero. “You put JBJ up in the clouds, he’ll probably come to the rescue.”

Chalk one more up for Jon Jones – superhero.

  • phrankthetank

    Jones is just plain good for the sport.

  • wonggfan

    I was impreseed with Fedor when he entered the Pride scene. A. Silva and GSP also stood out from everyone as well.

    But those three guys did not impress me as much as Jones have. In my 15+ years of MMA, I’ve never seen anyone like Jones.

    All LHWs should retire or join the “I am happy to be in the UFC as a #1 contender like Josh Koscheck/Kenny Florian kissing Dana’s ass!” band.

    The true Muhammad Ali of MMA is Jon Jones.

    • macpat707

      15 years of mma yeah right, what’s your real name, where did you train, what’s your experience .. me I’m pat 32 and have been kickboxing since I was in the 3rd grade, started boxing at 16 and I’m a 2 time golden glove champ and all army team member and trained bjj under shane c. A top instructor who trained under Royce Gracie in Torrance, with that said jj is talented no doubt and trains with a great camp, but you people are really jumping the gun here with all this greatest fighter stuff, its not like dana white manipulates and protects fighters, ask chuck, tito, randy, its not like jj fought an old Matuyshenko lower class bonnar or a worse shape of his life shogun. Did jj know, probably not, does he see what’s next probably not, its a ppv build up people and all of you are paying top dollar to watch buster dougles and being told its ali, its a shame cuz jj is a very good dude, dana will probably try to keep him as the champ for a while that’s untill he gets ko’ed. Dana White = Don King

  • G Logan

    Superfight!!! Superfight!!! The Spider vs Bones!!! We ain’t there yet???

  • barchiva86

    I want the superfight jones/silva fight to happen just as much as everyone else. But anderson said it himself that he does not want to fight at 205 anymore, ok cool great timing. Maybe jones should go down to 185 or meet at a catch weight and make this fight happen…..just saying

    • Frye557

      I think Jones cuts enough weight as it is. If that fight is going to happen, Silva should move up

  • phrankthetank

    Jones is incredibly talented, but he should face more top level competition before anyone starts talking superfight.

  • mmaxpert

    I think Jones would beat Anderson, he has a great natural talent. Glad to see that he is a good guy too, that always makes you want to root for him.

  • Mario

    I can’t wait for the day Jones loses so that all this hype surrounding him dies off. I’m getting sick of hearing about Jon Jones.

    The guy is a great talent, obviously… But his motive is sneaky. I hope Rashad beats him..

  • collideoverme

    How much good karma can a guy actually have with him? He really is good for the sport of MMA. Right place, right time again.