8 Biggest Jon Jones Controversies

Jon Jones has always struggled to keep himself out of trouble outside of the cage.

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When Jon Jones defeated Shogun Rua in March 2011, he announced himself as the newest megastar on the UFC roster. At just 23 years old, Jones had not only become the youngest UFC champion but had done so in dominant fashion with a brutal stoppage against an MMA legend.

In the years since, little has changed. Jones has bulldozed through a series of light heavyweight legends rarely even showing a hint of weakness inside the Octagon. He has presided as the champion of a consistently competitive division for much of the last decade and has decisively defeated almost everyone at 205lbs.

Jones' showings outside the cage, however, tell a radically different story. Whether it's through trash-talking or drug busts, Jones has managed to draw the ire of UFC President Dana White, and the fans at large, more times than he'd probably like to remember.

With a fight against undefeated light heavyweight contender Dominic Reyes headlining Saturday's UFC 246 event, Jones will be hoping that he can continue building his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time and leave these antics in the past.

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