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01st Jan 2017

Jon Jones has a bit of advice for Ronda Rousey after UFC 207 beating

'Bones' gives his take

Darragh Murphy

Jon Jones knows the low points of a fighter’s career better than most.

A suspension following a hit-and-run incident, two concurrent bans for testing positive for a prohibited substance and several other controversies outside the Octagon will likely end up marring Jones’ legacy as one of the greatest of all time.

While Jones is aware of the dark days that most fighters go through at some point, he’s never been in the position that Ronda Rousey currently finds herself.

Just over a year ago, Rousey was one of the most dominant forces in the UFC and, all of a sudden, she fell victim to two of the most devastating TKOs in recent history.

A dismantling at the hands and shins of Holly Holm last November forced ‘Rowdy’ into an extended hiatus during which she was understood to be focusing heavily on her striking.

But in her comeback fight on Friday night, she was steamrolled by a ruthless Amanda Nunes and Rousey’s fighting career now hangs in the balance.

Many have suggested that retirement is on the horizon for the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion while she has said, via a classy post-fight statement, that she intends to “take some time to reflect and think about the future.”

Who knows if we will see her fight again again or whether Rousey will put her energy into the entertainment industry.

Jones, who has faced his fair share of self-inflicted hardships, has offered his take on the situation and has some advice for the 29-year-old whose fall from grace is one of the most dramatic in UFC history.