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Jon Jones Calls Mike Winkeljohn a “Miserable Bastard” in Latest Twitter Fit

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Jon Jones is once again going after someone on Twitter. This time, it’s former coach Mike Winkeljohn. 

Jones (26-1) was arrested on 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 just hours after his UFC Hall of Fame induction in Las Vegas. 

Separate Ways

As a result of his most recent arrest, coach Mike Winkeljohn confirmed that Jon Jones was banned from Jackson Wink MMA on an episode of The MMA Hour. “This is a tough one,” Winkeljohn said. 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 began training at the gym in 2009 and formed close relationships with coaches Mike Winklejohn and Greg Jackson. Jones’ continuous legal troubles have since strained those relationships. Jones’ arrest in September appears to have been the final straw. “I just had a conversation with him,” Winkeljohn said. “I said, ‘Jon, here’s the deal, man. You’re like my little brother. You have to stop drinking and fix these things for a certain period of time until you come back to the gym.’ So at that moment, he’s out of the gym.” 

Fast forward several weeks later, Jones announced we would start working with a Greg Jackson affiliate gym. What was a seemingly peaceful transition turned ugly on Wednesday when Jones took to Twitter and delivered a heated rant aimed towards Mike Winkeljohn.

Social Media Meltdown

“Coach Wink gets on national TV and tells the world he wants the best for me, and then behind the scenes harassing the other coaches for continuing to work with me. What a miserable bastard.” 

“This dude somehow has found a way to run away every single one of Gregs original fighters. I can’t think of Jackson’s veteran that still talks with this a** whole”

“I didn’t leave the team because I couldn’t handle a punishment, I left the gym because I wasn’t training with Wink anymore anyways. This man hasn’t taught the students a new technique since I met him.” 

“What type of friend gets on national TV and airs his ‘brothers’ dirty laundry. That was his opportunity to take a moral high ground over someone who trust in him. He didn’t give two sh*its about what actually happened that night. Anything anything for some publicity.”

“If I was such a monster, he wouldn’t be still trying to monetize off of me being a former student there. There’s a John Jones poster in almost every wall in that building.” 

“Wink suspending me from the team changed absolutely nothing for me. I’m still working with the same exact coaches on the same exact schedule we have been on over the last two years.”

“Just don’t go on TV and pretend to give a shit about someone who has made you so much money over the years, giving you so many world championships, and then behind closed doors secretly try to crush them. Reach double bag move Mike.”

“We literally had a convicted rapist training on the team for years and now all of a sudden he has morals. Get out of here.”

“Mike the other coaches are not employed by you, they work out of your building. You tax them on their fights, I’m trying to put money in these men’s pocket. You telling them who they can and cannot work with outside of your building is just bizarre.”

“Learn to keep your personal and always petty beefs to yourself. It sucks that you try to make everyone pay when you burn a bridge. You f*ck with peoples livelihood, these coaches are trying to make money, not tiptoe around and only train people you’re friendly with.” 

“nobody go to Cowboy Ranch, if I find out you train with Cowboy, you can’t train here anymore” what type of insecure bullsh*t is that.” 

“Mike made this everyone’s business when he went on a media tour, never in 1 million years would I do that to one of my boys publicly.”

Jon Jones last fought at UFC 247 when he successfully defended his light-heavyweight championship against Dominick Reyes. In August 2020, he vacated the light-heavyweight title and announced he would be moving to the heavyweight division. Jones has not fought since then. A court date has been reset to January where Jones will face criminal charges following his September arrest. One can only assume his pending legal troubles will further delay his return to the octagon.

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