Top 15 ranked light heavyweight division fighter Johnny Walker believes it is time for the UFC to strip Jones of the 205 pound championship.
“If they take the title from him,” Walker said to Low Kick MMA. “Another two challengers should go for the belt and it would be good for the light-heavyweight division. Whoever gets the belt can fight against Jones next it’s going to be good. I’m no god to judge nobody but I think it’s a good idea to do that (strip Jon Jones) because it’s going to give other fighters the chance to get the belt and to help their life and be somebody, to be a champion. If Jon Jones wants to keep his belt, he can just stop doing sh*t and he can defend the belt properly.”
Jones has been stripped of the title twice before by the UFC, but the promotion has yet to strip him for the fighter’s latest offense. Jones last defended the title at UFC 247, scoring a controversial unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes.
While Jones has yet to be stripped on the light heavyweight title, it doesn’t mean that the champion wasn’t punished for this latest crime, as Jones was ordered by the court to 96 hours of community custody, better known as house arrest, one year of supervised probation, 90 days of outpatient therapy and 48 hours of community service, plus Jones will have to wear an ankle monitor and can only leave his residence with prior permission.