Brian Stann Calls on Jon Jones to “Think More”, Consider “Consequences”
By FCF Staff
As the fall out continues from Jon Jones’ arrest last weekend, and the former champ continues to endure widespread criticism, one of his former teammates has weighed in on the situation.
Retired fighter and UFC commentator Brian Stann recently had this to say about Jones on “UFC Tonight“, who he trained with during his time at Jackson-Wink MMA (quote via FOX Sports press release):
“I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t witness him act with kindness and caring and be a person with character. In his loss to Matt Hamill, which was a simple rule break, he handled it with class and care. When he first came into that gym, people knew there was something unique about him. He had a lot more to lose than everyone around him, and the leaches came out who wanted to take something from him early on and he dealt with a lot of temptation. He’s very lucky. This is the second time he’s been in an automobile accident and somebody could have died. That’s an unfixable mistake.”
“I’d like to see him think more – to stop for a second and think about the consequences of his actions for himself, for his family and people around him. He has to start thinking about how he lives his life and how it affects other people. I think it hurt him hard. It hurt his wallet and his belt and it affected things he earned and cherishes. I think feels bad about what he’s done.”
Jones is facing up to three years in a prison as a result of the felony hit-and-run charge he’s been handed. The light-heavyweight was scheduled to defend the title versus Anthony Johnson at UFC 187, however the promotion has stripped Jones of the belt and has suspended him indefinitely.