UFC President Dana White, who has had his issues with the fighter in the past, is now unfazed when it come to the legal issues surrounding Jones.
“It doesn’t faze me any more,” White said during a recent media scrum (via Steve Marrocco & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “Every time we do a fight with Jon, I’m wondering if it’s going to be his last. It has nothing to do with money. It’s what’s going to happen outside the octagon.”
Jones has stated through social media that he is innocent of all the charges from the strip club incident.
White knows that Jones is a great fighter, but it is all the outside of the Octagon stuff that worries the UFC President.
“If you look at the lifestyle he’s lived the last seven, eight years of his life, and what he comes in the octagon and does,” White said. “He just fought Thiago (Santos), who’s a (expletive) animal, and wants everything Jones has, stood in there – I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of more damage to one knee in my life. (Santos) fought and was still kicking with the leg, and Jon Jones beat him. It’s unbelievable how good Jon Jones really is. It’s the minute he steps out of the octagon, you never know what’s going to happen. He’s in trouble right now.”
There is no word yet on when Jones will fight again, as he just defeated Thiago Santos by split decision in the main event of UFC 239.