Jon Jones: “I got a lot of proving to do”

UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones may not be facing Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 197 any more, but the way ‘Bones’ sees it, it’s all part of the journey.

Jones’ fight with Ovince Saint Preux is an interim title fight, however after that, Jones says his story with DC picks up right where it left off.

He spoke to Rolling Stone:

“I’m still on a journey to get back the belt I never lost. After I fight Ovince, me and Daniel’s story picks right back up where it left off,” he says. “I know what it feels like to be a champ already. To be sober doesn’t compare. This is the happiest I’ve ever been, without the belt. Now, to be sober with the belt – that’s going to feel like heaven.”

“I’m only at the doorstep of earning my second chance,” he says. “Doing community service was court-ordered. That’s not earning a second chance. Being sober when you’re on probation isn’t earning your second chance. I got a lot of proving to do…”