Jon Jones to Ronda Rousey: “Pick yourself up and try again”

Jon Jones to Ronda Rousey: “Pick yourself up and try again”

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By John Balfe - 1 Jan 2017

Jon Jones has experienced a lot of ups and downs in his fight career.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion, currently serving a USADA mandated suspension for a test failure prior to UFC 200 last July, is considered by most to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport but his career has been dogged by setbacks — most of them by his own hand.

Jones knows better than most what it takes to reassert oneself back into the sport which has defined him and, having watched Ronda Rousey’s 48-second knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207 on Friday night, took to Twitter to offer words of advice to the former women’s bantamweight champion.

In the series of tweets posted on New Year’s Eve, Jones wrote that Rousey will be a champion for the rest of her life regardless of whether she decides to step into the cage again and added that perhaps she should consider moving to a different MMA camp.

He signed off by saying, “Constantly being humbled is never a bad thing in a sport like this.”

And coming from Jones, a fighter who will make his return to the fight game this summer, this seems like advice well worth following.