Jonathan Dwight Jones a.k.a. Jon Jones is a top-notch MMA fighter and two-time former Light Heavyweight Champion of the UFC brand. His first major title championship win occurred in 2011 while his most recent one happened in 2016.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time, was ranked number one in the world during his championship reign, and currently has the longest active winning streak in the UFC.
Let’s check out how much he is worth from the beginning of his career to now.
Jon Jones’ Net Worth 2019: $10 Million
All of this money was earned through his fighting career and endorsements with Nike and Gatorade. Jon Jones had three fights in 2013 and 2014 that earned him a total of $1.25 million. He earned a base salary of $400,000 for each fight, and he would earn an extra $50,000 for earning Fight of the Night honors for his September 2013 match with Alexander Gustafsson. Not only that, Jon Jones would also earn $550,000 for his January 2015 fight with Daniel Cormier. Let’s check out how his previous career bouts and events shaped how successful he is right now.
Jones began his MMA debut in April 2008. Over a period of three months, he amassed a record of 6 wins and 0 losses. His perfect bout record sparked an interest from the UFC; he later got to fight in July 2008 as a late replacement. On January of 2009, in his second fight, Jones fought veteran Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94. Jones showed superior wrestling abilities and executed strong takedowns and powerful throws including a suplex. Jones defeated former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO due to elbows in 1:52 of the first round on August 1, 2010, at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko.After defeating Matyushenko, Jones stated that he wanted a “top-three opponent” for his next fight. Jones vs Evans was in the works for the second time and a bout was targeted for December 10, 2011, at UFC 140. However, a lingering thumb injury cost another title opportunity for Evans, and Jones instead faced Lyoto Machida at the same event. Despite getting rocked in the first round by Machida, Jones successfully defended the light heavyweight title at UFC 140, stopping Machida at 4:26 of the second round via technical submissio(guillotine choke), which caused Machida to collapse unconscious along the cage.
Jones defeated his archrival and former teammate Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) on April 21, 2012, at UFC 145. Later, Jones defended the championship against Vitor Belfort on September 22, 2012, at UFC 152.Jones opened as a massive favorite (13-to-1) coming into the bout. He ended up winning $65,000. Jones faced Alexander Gustafsson on September 21, 2013, at UFC 165. Jones was badly cut above the eye during the first round, but he continued and eventually won the back-and-forth fight via a controversial unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46). In 2014, the bout win against the rematch with Gustafsson earned Jones his fourth Fight of the Night bonus award. Lastly, in 2015, Jones was expected to defend his title against Anthony Johnson on May 23, 2015, at UFC 187. However, on April 28, he was stripped of the belt and suspended from the UFC indefinitely in connection with a hit-and-run incident that he was involved in.
The rematch with Cormier had been rescheduled and was expected to take place on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200. However, on July 6, 2016, Jones was removed from the bout after a potential out of competition anti-doping policy violation from Jones, made by USADA on June 16.The rematch with Cormier has been scheduled again and is expected to take place on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.
The second anti-doping violation of Jon Jones has threatened the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s career and is rumored to face an 8-year ban because of this.
Jon Jones has stated he plans on “kicking ass” with three fights in 2019 and planned to face Anthony Smith in the headliner of UFC 235.