Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had more than a few setbacks within his mixed martial arts career. Speaking at a recent press conference, Jones revealed that he believes himself to be a “PR nightmare” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Jon Jones has failed multiple drug tests throughout his career. Having failed a single drug test for cocaine metabolites and two drug tests for banned substances, Jones has suffered a total 27 months worth of suspensions.
Jones was also involved in a hit-and-run earlier in his career, as well as a DUI arrest. All in all, Jones has been stripped of his UFC title a record setting three times.
Speaking at the UFC 232 pre-fight press conference, Jon Jones offered his thoughts on his public relationships experience throughout his career.
“I’m a PR nightmare, right?” Jon Jones jokingly said. “If I were to say that my balls were hot, it just wouldn’t have gone over the same way.”
UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis said “my balls were hot” in his UFC 229 post fight interview shortly after taking off his shorts. The fighter has since gone viral for the moment.
“But, he pulled it off and it’s become a sensation.” Jones continued. “I love it. I’m so confused with PR and all this sh*t. It’s not my thing. ”
Nodding and seemingly agreeing with Jon Jones’, UFC President Dana White added “I would prefer ‘my balls are hot’ over some of your PR nightmares.” Check it out within the video provided below.