Johnny Walker isn’t one to judge, but the 28-year-old thinks it’s high time the UFC stepped in and taught Jon Jones a lesson following his latest arrest for drunk driving.
Speaking to LowKickMMA’s Jordan Ellis, Walker urged the UFC to strip ‘Bones’ of his light heavyweight title, claiming that the division would be better off without the pound-for-pound No. 1 as champ.
“If they take the title from him,” Walker said. “Another two challengers should go for the belt and it would be good for the light-heavyweight division. Whoever gets the belt can fight against Jones next it’s going to be good. I’m no god to judge nobody but I think it’s a good idea to do that (strip Jon Jones) because it’s going to give other fighters the chance to get the belt and to help their life and be somebody, to be a champion. If Jon Jones wants to keep his belt, he can just stop doing sh*t and he can defend the belt properly.”
Jones has been stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title on two previous occasions but, no matter what the UFC does, the JacksonWink talent continues to find himself in trouble both inside and outside the Octagon. This is now the third time Jones has been arrested for drunk driving, but the multiple-time champion managed to avoid jail time after striking a plea deal with the Albuquerque police department.
Per Bloody Elbow’s Mookie Alexander, Jones will “be under supervised probation for one-year, as well as “96 hours in a community custody program — which is a form of incarceration, but not in a traditional jail cell,” something similar to house arrest. He’ll have an ankle monitor on him and he won’t be able to leave his residence unless he has permission.”
Jones last fought at UFC 247, where he defended his title against top-ranked contender Dominick Reyes, beating the American via controversial unanimous decision.