On Monday, former Jackson-Wink MMA striking coach Frank Lester accused Jon Jones of ripping him off. In a lengthy Instagram post, he alleged “Bones” did not pay more than $13,000 for being part of the UFC 239 training camp against Thiago Santos.
“Jon, it’s on site with me & you & you know that. You stole from my family. You got me fired from my job for no reason and for that I am grateful bc I will never work for a crook like Mike Winkelloser again,” Lester wrote.
It did not take long for Jones to respond to the same post, where he explained his side of the story. He also threatened legal action against Lester.
Frank, I gave you the opportunity of a lifetime. Everyone on the team knows that I would not agree to give you $20,000 for only your second training camp on my team. And if I did, I would have totally paid you that amount, not once and 10 years have I ever gotten a complaint about not paying staff members.
If anything I’m always complemented for being peoples highest paying client by a longshot. I won’t even get in to the fact that you were fired from the team on fight week because of your drug issues.
Anyways, I’m not going to argue with you over the Internet. I would be more than happy to take this to a judge. It’s the physical threatening that I have a problem with. I have no interest in carrying a concealed pistol or preparing for any type of street fight with you.
Tomorrow I will be calling APD and bringing our confrontation to their awareness. Honestly I wish I would have never gotten to know you, but I truly do wish you nothing but the best. Please leave me alone bro or see me in court.
In the same post, Lester said he will be opening his very own Tank Mixed Martial Arts gym in the next six months, which he promises will take over Albuquerque.