Few days ago on July 19, former UFC light heavyweight champion and the youngest fighter to ever hold a UFC belt at 23, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones turned 30.
On the occasion of his birthday, current women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes reflected back at a moment she shared with Jones.
Nunes recalled when Jones let her hold his interim light heavyweight belt before UFC 200 around two years ago in 2016. (via Twitter):
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 21, 2018
Both Jones and Nunes were scheduled to fight on that card however Jones was tested positive for two banned substances. As a result, Jones was withdraw from the event, and was replaced by former middleweight champion.
Nunes ended up being the main event on the card against then bantamweight queen Miesha Tate. Nunes defeated Tate via submission in the first round.
Jones too responded in a classy way saying it was his honor.
The honor was mine, you’re truly one of a kind https://t.co/TK8Dh5P43A
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 21, 2018