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Mike Tyson Comes To The Aid of UFC Champ Jon Jones

By Kevin Francis courtesy of The Daily Star

LIGHT-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been warned about the “dark shadows” that could mess his life up.

The message comes from someone who knows all about lifestyle problems – former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Tyson, a keen follower of UFC, does not want to see fellow New Yorker Jones hit a slippery path.

Jones, the youngest UFC champ at 24, has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence following a car crash and is currently on bail.

‘Bones’ Jones is the only fighter sponsored by the UFC promotion itself and his arrest was a real shock.

Tyson’s dramatic fall from grace was played out in public and he says this time is now vital in Jones’ career and life.

He said: “I had millions of dollars during my life but I didn’t have a support system. I had a bad support system, so I received bad support. Nobody really knows Jon Jones and he is now in a time that is vital to his career. We know him as a great fighter and the way he carries himself, as a great individual, a humanitarian.

“But is he going to let the bright lights and the dark shadows invade his life? Will he be one of those rising meteors that flies through the air and lights the world up, but then dies down in a moment? I hope not.”

Jones makes the next defense of his title against Dan Henderson in Las Vegas at UFC 151 on September 2.

He said: “You live and you learn from mistakes.

“Hopefully I can use some of my downfalls to make myself better, make people around me better and show that you can come back from anything.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=EL ANIMAL;12387483]god bless Mike![/QUOTE] Awesome Avi and sig bro!

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=sensi_many;12387404]I'm amazed at the ignorant comments made by people on this site. I begin to wonder if children are posting 75% of the comments on here. Let me figure this out.. Tyson is kissing the UFC's ass because he is…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=FeFist;12387245]When he wants to be Tyson can be quite poetic.[/QUOTE] Tyson is too real for most people to understand. People need to realise he's not school educated but he is street educated and i know im in the minority here…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12388431]Hey Dog Wood, U call Mike a Rapist,...Did the "lady", that accompanied him, to his Hotel Room,at 3 AM, in the Morning, think she was going there for Cookies and Milk???[/QUOTE] The young lady could have gone to Mike's room…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 07-31-2012

Let he with out sin cast the first stone!

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