It takes a big man to repeatedly get punched in the face but it takes a bigger man to admit his mistakes and that’s what UFC champion Jon “Bones” Jones did on Tuesday, apologizing to his UFC fans for “letting them down” after he was arrested one week earlier on charges of driving under the influence (DUI).
Speaking about his Saturday morning arrest Jones said he was “truly sorry” and added in no uncertain terms “I screwed up, big time.”
The 24-year-old was arrested on Saturday morning after his drunken escapes led to him totaling his Bentley in Upstate New York.
Following the incident Jon Jones wrote on his Facebook page:
“I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters.”
The message continued:
“Although the hell that will come with this hasn’t even started yet, I want you guys to know how much better you’ve all made me feel, not only about this situation but about life, everything. It’s good to feel that people are there and care. With that being said, I felt I should apologize to you first. I’m truly sorry to those of you that I may have embarrassed in any way, to those of you with kids that I may have let down. I will prove to them as well as to myself, that no matter what is happening in life, we can always work our way back and make things even better than before.”
For whatever reason Jon “Bones” Jones has deleted the message from his Facebook page at this time but the sentiment still remains.