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Greg Jackson glad to see Jon Jones emerge focused after ‘bad situation’

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After his latest run-in with the law for a moving violation, Jon Jones spent a couple of nights behind bars for violating his probation. And while he sat in a cell, a lot of people openly wondered why he doesn’t just hire a full-time driver.

Well, the UFC’s former light heavyweight champion has done just that. He admitted as much on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

And his longtime coach in Albuquerque, Greg Jackson — who made an appearance on the same show — thinks that Jones emerged from the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center not only with a chauffeur, but with a with intense concentration.

“He’s really focused,” Jackson told Ariel Helwani. “It was an unfortunate situation. Everybody kind of being a fault a little bit, but ultimately the responsibility is Jon’s. So, it was a bad situation. But, he came out of there really focused, really positive. That’s the thing with Jon. As long as he’s razor focused he’s a forced to be reckoned with. He’s really focused right now.

“It was not a really good thing, but he’s not physically injured, he doesn’t have anything wrong, he just made a mistake and maybe said some things he shouldn’t have. It was just a bad situation all the way around. He got in trouble, refocused, came out, and that’s the part I like. He’s focused. He’s got a driver now, everything should be fine.”

Among the new conditions Jones agreed to for violating his probation was that he get permission from his probation officer to drive his vehicle. Jones was put on probation after a 2014 hit-and-run incident. He was also cited in February for driving without a license, proof of insurance and registration.

He was issued five tickets in his latest incident, primarily for drag racing. The ….View full article

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