Jon Jones has been barred from coaching at his longtime gymnasium, Jackson Wink MMA, in wake of his September arrest, coach Mike Winkeljohn instructed Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” Wednesday.
“He isn’t allowed to come back into the gymnasium,” Winkeljohn stated. “I really feel I had to try this, as a result of ignoring it and anticipating completely different outcomes, as they are saying, is madness.”
Jones, a former UFC gentle heavyweight champion, was arrested Sept. 24 in Las Vegas and charged with misdemeanor battery home violence and injuring or tampering with a automobile.
He is confronted quite a few authorized points up to now, together with a March 2020 arrest for DWI and a hit-and-run incident in April 2015.
Winkeljohn stated he is dissatisfied in Jones and instructed him throughout a latest dialog he wanted to cease consuming alcohol.
Winkeljohn stated he felt the necessity to inform Jones the reality about his private points, as a result of “he is received plenty of sure individuals round him that will not inform him the reality.”
Jones’ ban from Jackson Wink MMA would not seem like everlasting, although Winkeljohn did not specify when the 34-year-old shall be allowed to coach there once more.
“I am hoping after a sure time frame, he needs to come back again to the gymnasium and does it,” Winkeljohn stated. “However even when he would not come again to the gymnasium, I am OK with it. In my very own coronary heart, I do know that he would possibly go on to win the heavyweight title, I take myself out of a bit of bit of cash. No matter. That is simply not the place my values are at proper now.
“I simply need to set the precedent for the remainder of the fellows in my gymnasium and for individuals as an entire.”
Winkeljohn stated Jones was dissatisfied when he discovered he would not be capable to prepare on the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based gymnasium, and that the fighter “hoped we might discuss it out.” However Winkeljohn was hesitant as a result of “we have completed that earlier than.”
“Look, I am all about forgiveness, however let’s go ahead, let’s repair these items,” he stated. “I do know he can. I am optimistic he can do this.”