Jonathan Dwight Jones is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States who is currently a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Jones also held the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship once, making him a three-time overall UFC champion.
He initially gained recognition when he made his professional debut in MMA in 2008. Before his debut, he was a wrestler and state champion in Union Endicott High School in New York. He won his first UFC big showdown at the age of 23 and is one of the youngest champions in UFC history.
On July 19, 1987, Jon Jones was born in Rochester, New York. He grew up with his three siblings and his parents. His mother worked as a nurse and his father was a pastor at a Pentecostal church.
Jones began his athletic career as a high school wrestling champion, and he also played football, earning the nickname "Bones" from his football coach. In 2008, he made his professional MMA debut, and the following year, he signed with the UFC.
He made his professional debut in the UFC, where he went 6-0 with an undefeated record and won all of his matches over the course of three months. Due to Jones' success, the UFC began to pay him all of their attention, and Jones was offered a fight as a late replacement on two weeks notice.
Here are some of the best highlights of Jon Jones’ career:
· Sherdog Breakthrough (Fighter of the Year, 2009)
· FIGHT! Magazine (Newcomer of the Year, 2009)
· World MMA Awards (Fighter of the Year, 2011, 2012)
· Spike Guys Choice Award (Most Dangerous Man, 2011)
· ESPN.com MMA Awards (Fighter of the Year, 2011)
· Yahoo! (Sports Fight of the Year, 2013)
· Fight of the Night- UFC Bonus Award (2011, 2013, 2015)
Athletes and players are easily discouraged by their defeats and failures. However, Jon Jones believes that in order to be aligned with the best in the world, one must go through a lot of failures and learn from them in order to be successful.
To achieve the goal of defeating the enemy, one player or athlete must give everything they have to win. This entails a significant amount of planning, training, and overcoming personal flaws. Any lingering skepticism should be put to rest. To be successful, Jon Jones insists on remaining positive and claiming to be the winner.
The human mind is extremely powerful. People who believe in the law of attraction, such as Jon Jones. Every player should remember that anything is possible. We train to become fighters because there is always a good reason for it, which is to think about the best ways to achieve your life's goals.
To be a fighter, you must be able to focus. Taking everything into account. Every training session, every coach's comment, and every preparation are critical to success. To be able to absorb everything in order to win the game is to be 100 steps ahead of the opponent.
Take advantage of every opportunity that arises. It is not every day that a fighter has the opportunity to fight. Everyone has an opportunity to be ahead of everyone on the battlefield. A fighter will not know if he is on his way to his goal if he does not want to take the risks.
Always have faith in yourself as a fighter. Only you and yourself should believe in yourself first. This will inspire you to strive for more, and once you've developed the desire to become one of the world's great fighters, you shouldn't stop and ask for more, and you'll be well on your way to becoming the GOAT.
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About the Author:
Colton Woodard is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuniba Kai Karate Do and holds the title of Kyoshi as well. He loves to teach Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido and considers himself a lifetime student in pursuit of self improvement in both Martial Arts and in Character. Colton loves to visit Japan and speaks conversational Japanese and can write quite a few Kanji. He is a Karate competitor and coach and loves to exercise and make new memories with people all over the world.
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