Former UFC Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has claimed that he’s now been sober for 60 days since his domestic violence arrest in Las Vegas following a UFC Hall-Of-Fame induction back in September.
“‘Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.'” Jones wrote on Twitter.
“My family, my life, my career could’ve been over after what happened in Las Vegas. But God had other plans for me. 60 days sober and counting.”
While his efforts to maintain his sobriety should be applauded there appears to be a slight inaccuracy in Jones tally as it’s been pointed out that at the time of his post it had only been 58 days since he was alleged to have assaulted his fiancee after returning to their hotel room following the award ceremony to get $10,000 so he could go back out to a strip club.
That was of course just the latest in a long line of run-ins with the law Jones has faced during his time in the UFC, but this one proved to be the final straw for one of his long-time coaches Mike Winkeljohn, who temporarily banned him from coming to the Jackson-Wink gym afterwards.
Jones has since moved on to another Greg Jackson affiliated gym ran by Nick Urso, which is an old hunting ground for the troubled star as he used to train there with the likes of GSP, Rashad Evans and Keith Jardine during his initial rise to title glory.