Jon Jones Reports Mother Had Leg Amputated Prior to UFC 197
By FCF Staff
Not only was Jon Jones fighting for the first time in over a year at UFC 197, and against a short notice opponent, his mother underwent a serious medical procedure leading up to the bout.
At today’s UFC 200 press conference, Jones reported that his mother had her leg amputated the week of the fight, due to complications from diabetes. The former light-heavyweight champ stated (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“In my last fight, you know, I had a lot of stuff stacked up against me,” Jones said. “A lot of you guys don’t really realize what’s been going on in my personal life. My mom is in a real bad position. She’s really losing a fight to diabetes right now. She got her leg cut off the same week of my fight. So that really messed with me a lot. I was in jail the same month of my fight. Just going through a lot of stuff, man.”
Jones also tweeted out this following the event:
Thank you I regret saying she's losing the battle what I meant to say was that shes in a battle. Please pray for her https://t.co/lGY2Nn2Y7H
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 27, 2016
Jones, who decisioned Ovince Saint Preux on Saturday, will rematch reigning champ, Daniel Cormier at the July 9th, UFC 200 card.