Jon “Bones” Jones could be nearing the end of his time away from the octagon after getting stripped of his title and suspended for his most recent run-in with the law in April. Rather than serving time in jail, Jones will be on probation for eighteen months and is now waiting for the UFC brass to get in touch with him about the next step toward his return.
In the meantime, Jones is in good spirits training with his family and friends at Jackson Wink MMA Academy.
Fellow training partner Michelle Waterson recently sat down with Submission Radio and gave them the lowdown of Jones’ demeanor in the gym after his plea hearing:
“Well I really haven’t been in the gym much because I was in Costa Rica and because of my hand— my hand has been broke and still healing. So I haven’t been in the gym much, but yes, I did see Jon and he looks to be in good spirits, and I think that this is good news for him and for the whole team. It’s good to have good news.”
Jones found himself in legal trouble again when he fled the scene of a three car accident that he allegedly caused. The situation could have been much worse for the former champion, but the danger looming over his head seems to be behind him and he is hopefully in a much better place.