Is Jon Jones finished with MMA? Apparently, that’s a discussion his camp is having, following his recent felony hit-n-run arrest.
Malki Kawa, Jones’ manager, tells MMAFighting.com that the former UFC light heavyweight champ should stay focused on himself and not his mixed-martial arts career.
“It could very well be the last time we’ve seen Jon Jones in the Octagon,” Kawa said. “I think Jon Jones is going to focus on Jon Jones. I think he’s going to take the time to do whatever he’s got to do. And if it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight, it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight. And I’m OK with that.”
Following his arrest last week, the UFC announced that it had stripped him of his title and he had been suspended indefinitely.
In the interview, Kawa hinted the move may have potentially soured Jones’ desire to compete.
“If he ever doesn’t come back to the sport, it’s because he doesn’t want to come back to the sport,” Kawa said. “If it was because of too much pressure? Could be. If it’s because of the belt? Could be. If it’s because the competition is too much, it could be. Whatever he decides is the reason why he won’t come back to the sport, but it’ll be solely on him.
“Everything that’s Jon Jones’ is Jon Jones’. The good, the bad and the ugly.”