After serving almost majority of his fifteen months suspension which ends later this month, Jon Jones who arguably is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world is returning back to the Octagon on 29th December headlining UFC 232, which is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against Alexander Gustafsson for the UFC Light heavyweight title.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion told ESPN that he lived at a trauma facility for 30 days at the end of June at Guest House in-patient facility in Ocala, Florida. He worked alongside counselors and psychiatrists.
According to Jon Jones:
“They taught me how to deal with my mom’s death and the loss of my career. My mom died in June [of 2017] and then I lost my title in August, so those are two devastating losses, and I found myself in a pretty deep depression, so I went to seek professional help. I’m really glad I did because I feel so much better now. I regained my happiness. 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. Just getting back to remembering all the things that I had to be happy about, like my family and my beautiful daughters. That’s what really makes me happy.”
Jon Jones last fought at UFC 214, where he knocked out Daniel Cormier to win the light heavyweight title.