Jones wants to retire at 30 with 'good head on my shoulders'


UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is 26 years old, and the best fighter in MMA. By age 30, he wants to be retired as fighter, with all his goals achieved, and in great health. While that sounds like a pretty fast in an out, consider that Jones started in the UFC in 2008; by age 30, he will have nearly nine years in the world's toughest sports league.

Potential post fight efforts including modeling and acting.

“I just want to leave the sport with a good head on my shoulders,” said Jones to MMAjunkie's Mike Bohn. “I don’t want to be one of these guys that are taking fights way past their prime.”

“I want to leave my legacy in a healthy spot. I want my legacy to be respected and I just want to leave on top.”

“Right now, where I’m at financially, I never thought I would be, so I could honestly retire today.”

“I’ve had a lot of doors be opened through MMA and I just feel like there’s a lot of other business out there. There’s a lot of other business out there.'

“I feel like its been fun. I’ve got a little bit more to prove, but I’ve also proven a lot already and there’s no need to do it after 30. I think I’m a smart enough guy to be able to do a lot of other things.”

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Heikki Mustola site profile image  

11/28/13 11:33 AM by Heikki Mustola

Pretty smart actually. I dont think he will acquire too much damage, he has the money and fame.. And retiring at 30 with good amount of money, he can truly enjoy life. Im jelly.

Rambo John J site profile image  

11/28/13 10:55 AM by Rambo John J

He is gonna nurse his injuries. fight once more against Chael. Then Retire. cementing P4P Goat status.

TheTangledWeb site profile image  

11/25/13 5:20 AM by TheTangledWeb

JJ wants to retire at thirty. I want a blowjob and a Dr. Pepper. Everyone wants something...

VadimWhite site profile image  

11/25/13 4:58 AM by VadimWhite

I think she's quite successful. She has pretty much media attention and publicity. Not mega star, but hmmmm....semi-mega?Which, I'm pretty sure about that, gives much more money to her pocket than being, say, a WMMA champ.

VadimWhite site profile image  

11/25/13 4:56 AM by VadimWhite

Heh, the question is - how much mister F.S. got for it?And can he continue with it if he wants to?I mentioned Herring for the reason - his roles are also small and mostly MMA related, but it seems like he's perfectly satisfied with this being his only income.

TheHouse site profile image  

11/25/13 4:46 AM by TheHouse

If jones wants to retire without any serious physical damage, I would suggest he stay away from Cain and some other heavyweights. He could obviously win some of those fights but a 250 pounder might hurt him a lot more than a 205 pounder.

56sav site profile image  

11/25/13 1:44 AM by 56sav

After getting smashed by Gus I don't blame him for wanting out soon.

CainPoundedMyOldSN site profile image  

11/25/13 1:02 AM by CainPoundedMyOldSN

he OWES at least 40

JBASS site profile image  

11/25/13 12:45 AM by JBASS

Came here to say this. He must be confused if he wants to retire in good health, yet wants to fight Cain

JoeHurley site profile image  

11/25/13 12:35 AM by JoeHurley

You know this works.  If I mention names then it's seen as an insult and they will hear from someone that i'm talking shit, which i'm not.  Let's just say that when a bit part of Walker Texas Ranger is the height of your Hollywood career then it's safe to say that things didn't turn out as succesful as hoped for.