Reigning UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is easily one of the greatest fighters of all time, but his recent past is marred by numerous troubles outside the cage, from a DWI to a hit-and-run to a string of failed drug tests. Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson, who dealt with plenty of his own legal trouble during his heyday, recently told UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he hopes Jones has put these controversies behind him for good.
Mike Tyson and Joe Rogan discussed this topic on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience.
Here’s what they had to say (transcript via Fernando Quiles Jr. of MMA News).
Joe Rogan: It just sucks that he’s had some many controversies in his life, but I’m hoping he puts all that sh*t behind him. Have you ever spoken with him about that?
Mike Tyson: Never about his personal life or anything, but we’ve met and talked.
Rogan: When you went through legal problems yourself, you overcame, you came out of it on the other end. I would think a guy like him could benefit a lot from talking to a guy like you.
Tyson: It’s just so difficult and unfortunate that he has to go through something like that.
Rogan: Do you think so?
Tyson: Yes it’s really unfortunate because sometimes people don’t survive situations like that.
Rogan: Because they’re so wild and they’re having a good time too much and they’re partying, and they’re the champ.
Tyson: Big time, it has to come to an end. If you don’t bring it to an end, it’s gonna come to its own end. You might not like the way it ends.
What do you think of Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson’s comments on Jon Jones?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/24/2019.