December 1, 2021

Jon Jones banned from Jackson Wink gym after latest arrest

Mike Winkeljohn has experienced a lot in his years as one of the most notable…

Mike Winkeljohn has experienced a lot in his years as one of the most notable coaches in mixed martial arts, but he’s not quite sure he’s ever pondered a decision as difficult as the the one he recently made.

In the wake of Jon Jones‘ recent arrest for an alleged domestic violence incident against his fiancee, the former UFC light heavyweight champion is no longer allowed to step foot inside Jackson Wink MMA, Winkeljohn revealed Wednesday.

“This is a tough one,” Winkeljohn said on The MMA Hour. “There’s definitely no doubt about it. It’s one of the toughest ones. It broke my heart that I was even put in that position where I felt I had to do it. But it’s OK. It’s OK. What’s important to me might not be what’s important to others. I will stick by my guns and stay true to the guy that I want to be.”

Jones, 34, was arrested Sept. 24 on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence and felony injuring and/or tampering with a vehicle after an alleged physical altercation with his fiancee, Jessie Moses, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The news was a major disappointment for Winkeljohn, who has three daughters and even teaches a women’s self-defense class out of the famed Jackson Wink gym in Albuquerque, N.M.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mma/2021/10/13/jon-jones-banned-from-jackson-wink-mma-in-wake-of-domestic-violence-arrest/119046732/