A man attempted to rob the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time this week. It did not end well for him.
On Saturday night, a robber attempted to break into two vehicles parked on Jon Jones’ property. When the former UFC Light Heavyweight champ saw what was happening, he grabbed his shotgun and took action. Security footage from his property showed him chase the robber away.
Jones later posted the video to his Instagram page, along with a caption explaining what transpired.
“Ended up tapping on this guys driver side window with the muzzle of my shotgun last night,” he wrote.
“Next time you try to rob someone, make sure you’re fast enough to out run them. He’s lucky I’m smart enough to not shoot a man while he’s retreating. People I know times are getting hard but your life isn’t worth a few material possessions. What are your thoughts on this video, what would you have done differently?”
Jones’ home is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has a ton of weapons on the property, as well as a shepherd dog that has undergone serious training to become a “personal protection dog.” How does one become a “personal protection dog”? Well, special K9 trainers have worked with him in full-on bite suits, ensuring that the dog would only release after hearing Jones’ orders.
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Needless to say, Jones’ home is very well protected even before you get to the part where he is the greatest fighter to ever live.
Jones’ home security notwithstanding, he currently finds himself in something of a precarious situation with the UFC. After he relinquished his UFC Light Heavyweight title, he expressed a desire to move up to heavyweight and challenge that division’s champ, Stipe Miocic.
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Unfortunately, to date, Jones and the UFC have been unable to come to terms on proper financial compensation.
“The last I spoke with [UFC] about my salary there was no negotiating,” he tweeted out recently.
“If that ever changes, i’d love to come back and compete again as a heavyweight. Until then, I’ll be enjoying Ufc has a fan and doing my best to take care of my family and community.”
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Despite that, Jones has remained in the testing pool in the event a deal is agreed to. That way he doesn’t have to sit out for any extended period of time.
In the meant time, news emerged this week via Dana White that Israel Adesanya was moving up from middleweight to light heavyweight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the championship belt that Jones relinquished. If he wins, that could be another intriguing match-up for Jones.
One way or another, it’s clear that Jones will have no shortage of opponents whenever he and the UFC come to terms on a new deal.