Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones seems to be doing everything he can to right the ship.
Fellow Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter John Dodson recently said that Jones has started dedicating his time toward other teammates, while serving an indefinite suspension from the UFC.
Jones is currently addressing ongoing legal concerns surrounding an alleged hit-and-run incident on April 27. But while he can’t step into the cage and defend his rightful crown, Jones can start to defend his image.
Jones was recently seen mentoring young kids at a Boys & Girls Club in Albuquerque, focusing their attention on the importance of working hard.
“Work your hardest until you achieve what you want to achieve in life,” Jones said. “Know that you guys can do anything that you want to do. If I did it, you guys can totally do it. So, believe in yourself.”
The former champion last fought at UFC 182 in January, defending his title against Daniel Cormier in a five-round affair. Jones was forced out of a follow-up title defense against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 187 May, vacating his four-year title in the process.
Jones first appeared in court on April 28. His next court appearance, expected to be in front of a grand jury, has not been established.