The two fighters will face off at UFC 214 on July 29th
Sad news today as UFC fighter Jon Jones' mother Camille Jones has passed away due to an ongoing battle with Diabetes.
Jones' older brother Arthur, who is a defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts, wrote this heartfelt message on social media today:
Mom, I love you so much! It's hard to except the fact that my mother… https://t.co/uZHUqEQVGv— Arthur Jones (@Artj97) June 13, 2017
"Mom, I love you so much!" he wrote. "It’s hard to except the fact that my mother is not with me anymore she went to be with my sister in heaven. No more pain & suffering. Thank you for making me the man I am today! This Friday and Saturday will be the toughest weekend of my life. Please keep my family in your prayers."
Jon is yet to comment on the situation.
He is due to fight current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on July 29th. Cormier and Jones are notorious for getting in arguments over social media.
However that was all put to one side as Cormier shared his condolences with the Jones family:
In our community the mother is the backbone. @JonnyBones , Arthur , chandler and mr. jones I am sorry for ur loss. RIP Mrs Camille. Prayers— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 13, 2017