As part of his plea deal for his hit-and-run case former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was ordered to make 72 separate community service appearances. Jones was already making public appearances with kids however, like doing hula-hoop races at the Boys & Girls Club, prior to being made to do so.
According to TMZ ‘Bones’ reportedly made 5 appearances on Thursday alone, and received glowing reviews from coaches.
A Sandia Prep School coach spoke to TMZ about Jones’ appearance saying:
“His message to my team was simply awesome. His whole demeanor was great.”
“These are young men, 8th grade to seniors in high school who really look up to him and I think they learned from this and appreciated Jon’s visit. I appreciated it.”
In addition, Gracie Barra New Mexico BJJ instructor Don Ortega also had positive things to say about Jones’ appearance at his school.
“He talked about losing a lot of wrestling matches but setting hit goals high and working hard to achieve them.”