There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding Jon Jones’ career in the UFC but there is no taking away from him that he is one of, if not the greatest fighters of all-time in the promotion.
Jones’ is also currently ranked as the number 1 pound for pound fighter in the promotion. He currently holds an MMA record of 25 wins in 27 fights and will be looking to add another win tonight at UFC 247.
Not only will he be looking to add another win to his collection, but he will also be defending his UFC Light Heavyweight title against challenger Dominick Reyes, who has won all 12 of his fights in the UFC.
However, Jon Jones has not lost in the octagon since 2009 and as the strong bookies favourite, we may not see that change tonight.
After 12 years fighting in the UFC, how much has Jon ‘Bones’ Jones made?
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At his debut fight for UFC, Jones collected a paycheque of $12,000 for his win over Andre Gusmao at UFC 87.
This, however, may seem like pennies in comparison to his latest paycheque from UFC 239 in July 2019.
Jones’ walked away from the event victorious, which earned him $540,000 for the night (not including any PPV bonuses.)
Jones’ received his biggest paycheque after his ‘blockbuster’ rematch with his biggest rival in the UFC, Daniel Cormier in 2017.
According to MMA Daily, Jones’ received $580,000 for the rematch.
That figure broken down works out as $500,000 for showing up for the fight, $50,000 for his Performance of the Night bonus and $30.000 from Reebok sponsorship.
However, the decision of this fight was later overturned.
As previously mentioned Jon Jones’ UFC career has been nothing short of controversial and after his rematch with Cormier, Jones tested positive for turinabol.
With all of his UFC career earnings added up, not including any PPV buys bonuses, according to MMA Daily, Jon Jones has currently earned a massive $6,690,000, an amount that could be a lot more with PPV bonuses and with a potential win at UFC 247 with a successful title defence.News Now - Sport News