Jones is fighting for the first time since serving a fifteen month suspension for a failed drug test in line with UFC 214. Jones also needed help dealing with personal issues during his time away from the sport and opted to spend thirty days at The Guest House, which helped the fighter deal with those problems.
“I regained my happiness,” Jones said to ESPN. “I had to relearn how to love myself as a father, as a husband, as a brother and as a friend. I had to get back to being Jonathan Jones, and I had to learn how to put Jon ‘Bones’ Jones — I had to learn how to differentiate the two. And that’s when I became happy again. (Living in the facility) helped a lot.”
The Guest House is a place where people can go and get help from counselors and/or psychiatrists to help deal with a wide variety of issues.
It would appear that the thirty days Jones spent in The Guest House did wonders for the fighter.
“I’m really glad I did because I feel so much better now,” Jones said.
UFC 232 takes place on Saturday, December 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event made official at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.