UFC’s Jon Jones Reacts To Getting Kicked Out Of Gym By Longtime Coach Following Domestic Violence Arrest

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Jon Jones is not taking the news of getting banned by his longtime MMA gym very well.

On Wednesday it was revealed that Jones is currently not allowed inside Jackson Wink MMA gym where he’s trained for most of his career following his latest domestic violence arrest.


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is not currently allowed inside the confines of his longtime mixed martial arts gym following an arrest last month in Las Vegas.

Jackson Wink MMA spokesperson James Hallinan wrote in a statement to ESPN that Jones is “temporarily suspended” from the Albuquerque, New Mexico gym in the wake of him facing charges of felony injuring or tampering with a vehicle and misdemeanor battery domestic violence. Jackson Wink coaches Greg Jackson and Brandon Gibson still plan on training Jones outside of the gym, provided he stays out of trouble, per the statement.

“Jon Jones has been temporarily suspended from training with the Jackson Wink Academy team,” Hallinan’s statement read. “Coach Jackson and Coach Gibson will continue to train with Jon offsite as long as he keeps his commitment to a healthy and positive lifestyle.”

Co-head trainer of Jackson Wink Mike Winkeljohn went on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and discussed his decision to temporarily ban Jones until he got his life together.

“I said, ‘Jon, here’s the deal, man. You’re like my little brother. You have to stop drinking and fix these things for a certain period of time until you come back to the gym,’ “So, at the moment, he’s out of the gym. He’s not allowed to come in the gym, because I feel I had to do that. Ignoring it and expecting different results, as they say, is insanity”

Jones then took to Twitter and appeared disappointed in Winkeljohn’s decision to ban him from the gym in a now-deleted tweet.

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Jones has now denied hitting his fiance.