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Mon, 2017-Jul-31 01:10 UTC
Length - 2:39
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With 317,799 views on Sunday, 30 July 2017 our article of the day is Jon Jones.
Jonathan Dwight Jones (born July 19, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist, who is a three-time and current Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having won the title in 2011 and 2017, and an interim title in 2016. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artist 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.
Jones won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in March 2011 at the age of 23, becoming the youngest champion in UFC history. He holds many UFC records in the light heavyweight division, including most wins, most successful and consecutive title defenses, longest win streak, and most submission victories. For a number of years, he was ranked as the #1 light heavyweight fighter in the world by various media outlets, and was also ranked the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by multiple publications.
Outside of the ring, Jones has been involved in several controversies. In April 2015, he was stripped of his title and was removed from the official rankings following his arrest on felony hit-and-run charges. He was reinstated into the UFC in October 2015 and returned to the ring the next year, but was pulled from all UFC rankings after testing positive for banned substances three days before a scheduled title bout.
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