Jonathan Dwight Jones, better known as Jon Jones is ta most well-known American mixed martial artist. He has won the Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship twice in his career. He has the distinction oh having the longest active winning streak in his field. Now let’s have a close look on Jon Jones’s net worth in 2018.
Jon Jones Early Life
Born on July 19, 1987, in Rochester, New York, Jones began his career as a martial artist right from high school. He went to Iowa Central Community College and then transferred to Morrisville State College. However, he dropped out eventually in order to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Jon has three daughters, Carmen Nicole, Olivia Haven and Leah, with his fiancée Jessie.
Jon has three siblings, Arthur, Chandler and Carmen. His sister Carmen, however, died of brain cancer before his eighteenth birthday.
Jon Jones Career, Awards & Achievement
In 2008, Jones played his first UFC match against Andre Gusmão. His second fight was against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 in the year, 2009. In the same year he fought against Jake O’Brien at UFC 100. In December of this year he fought against Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale.
In 2010, he fought against Brandon Vera at the UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones. In the same year he defeated Vladimir Matyushenko at the UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko. In 2011, Jones defeated Ryan Bader at UFC 126.
In the 2011 UFC 128, Jones again emerged victorious, this time against Rua. At the UFC 135 he defeated Quinton Jackson as well. At the UFC 140, he ended up defeating Lyoto Machida.
In 2012, at the UFC 145, Rashad Evans was also defeated by Jones.
At the UFC 152, Jones was supposed to fight against Machida. However, circumstances prevented this match from happening. So, Jones fought against Vitor Belfort and won the match.
Jones was recruited as one of the coaches in Season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter.
In 2014, Jones fought against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172.
In 2015, at UFC 182, Jones fought against Daniel Cormier.
On 28 April, 2015, Jones was suspended from the UFC because of his involvement in a hit and run incident. He was reinstated six months later.
In 2016, at UFC 197, Jones defeated Ovince Saint Preux.
In the same year, Jones was once again suspended for one year.
In 2017, he won a re-match against Daniel Cormie at UFC 214.
Awards and Achievements
In 2011, Jones won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, making him the youngest champion in the history of the UFC.
In addition to this he holds multiple UFC records like the longest winning streak, the most wins, the most submission wins, the most consecutive as well as successful title defenses.
Mainstream media outlets have declared him the world’s number 1 lightweight Champion as well as number one pound-for-pound MMA fighter.
Net Worth of Jon Jones
Jon Jones has a net worth of $12 million. His revenue stems from his enormously successful career as a light heavyweight champion.
Jon Jones has had a very successful career in the field of mixed martial arts. He has faced very few losses in the course of his career. He has however, spent a fair amount of time recuperating from injuries. The only blight in his otherwise sparkling career is his multiple bans from the field as a result of his drug use and run ins with the law. He has been banned a fair amount of times and has even been stripped of his titles. The world hopes for him to recover his once sterling reputation.