What was Jon Jones' deleted tweet after UFC star separates from MMA gym?

Joshua Rogers October 14, 2021
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UFC star Jon Jones has been suspended from the Jackson-Wink gym in Albuquerque following his recent arrest. Shortly after, the 34-year-old took to social media. But what did Jon Jones’ deleted tweet say?

Jones suspended from long-time MMA gym

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was recently arrested on charges of domestic violence and injuring or disabling a vehicle.

Jones has denied the charges, saying he never hit his fiancée (see tweets below). He did, however, vow to give up alcohol.

However, it was revealed the 34-year-old had been temporarily suspended from the Jackson-Wink gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mike Winkeljohn, co-founder of the gym, told The MMA Hour that Jones won’t be allowed to train for the foreseeable future.

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“I just had a conversation with him,” Winkeljohn said. “I said, ‘Jon, here’s the deal. 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. I felt like I had to do that, because ignoring it and expecting different results, as they say, is insanity.

“He’s got a lot of ‘yes’ people around him who won’t tell him the truth. He might hate me for it, but I’ll tell him the truth.”

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What was Jon Jones’ deleted tweet?

After the news broke that Jones had been suspended from Winkeljohn’s gym, Jones took to social media.

However, Jon Jones deleted the tweet shortly after posting it:

UFC star opens up about previous traumas

In another deleted tweet, Jones opened up about his past traumas.

“My life wasn’t always great man,” Jones said in a since-deleted tweet.

“Being molested as a child, losing a parent and sibling to disease at a young age. It goes on and on man. I got things I need to deal with.”

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