UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones was a featured guest on ABC's reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He and the UFC donated $15,000 to show host Ty Pennington's Restoration House project for single moms.
Here's the brief segment capturing UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones' appearance on season 10, episode 1 of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He and the UFC donated $15,000 to show host Ty Pennington's Restoration House project for single moms.
If you're like me and didn't know what the hell Extreme Makeover was, here's from the Wikipedia page:
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE) is an American reality television series providing home improvements for less fortunate families and community schools etc. The show is hosted by former model, carpenter and veteran television personality Ty Pennington.
Each episode features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship such as a natural disaster or a family member with a life-threatening illness, in need of new hope. The show's producers coordinate with a local construction contractor, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for a makeover of the family's home. This includes interior, exterior and landscaping, performed in seven days while the family is on vacation (paid for by the show's producers) and documented in the episode. If the house is beyond repair, they replace it entirely. The show's producers and crew film set and perform the makeover but do not pay for it. The materials and labor are donated. Many skilled and unskilled volunteers assist in the rapid construction of the house.
Here's a recap of the show, or at least Jones' role:
Ty and the team are back and headed for Tennessee in a special holiday edition of our favorite feel-good show!
Daniel and Mandy Watson are the proud adoptive parents of three adorable, fun-loving kids. They created the Restoration House, a non-profit organization that provides single mothers with housing at a local apartment complex in Knoxville.
The Watson family is whisked away on a dream vacation to Florida while special guest team leader Jenny McCarthy and the EM: HE team of designers -- Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson, John Littlefield and Jillian Harris -- along with Grace Construction and community volunteers, build their new home. This particular episode also features a visit to the Wipeout set and an appearance by UFC Champion fighter Jon "Bones" Jones.
This is great exposure for Jones and the UFC.