Jonathan Dwight Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion.
He is a former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, holding the title from March 2011 to April 2015 and from December 2018 to August 2020.
Carmen Jones is the older sister of Jon Jones. She was born in Rochester, New York, in 1982, and is two years older than her brother.
Carmen and Jon grew up together in a family of five children. Their parents, Arthur and Camille Jones, were both pastors and instilled strong values of faith and family in their children.
Growing up, Carmen was a talented athlete in her own right. She excelled in track and field and was a member of the National Honor Society.
She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned a degree in graphic design. After college, Carmen moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be closer to her brother and his growing family.
Carmen Jones has worked in several industries over the years, including graphic design, real estate, and insurance.
She is currently a licensed insurance agent and owns her own insurance agency. Carmen has also been involved in charitable work, including fundraising for cancer research.
While Carmen is not involved in MMA like her brother, she is a big fan of the sport and is a regular attendee at Jon's fights. In an interview with ESPN, Jon Jones spoke about his sister's support, saying, “My sister is probably my biggest supporter.
She's at every fight. She's probably more nervous than I am.”
Carmen Jones and Jon Jones have a close relationship, despite the demands of Jon's career. In an interview with USA Today, Carmen spoke about their relationship, saying, “We're very close. We talk often, and we have a very tight-knit family.”
Carmen has been a source of support for Jon throughout his career, including during his legal troubles. In 2015, Jon was involved in a hit-and-run accident and was stripped of his UFC title.
Carmen was one of the first people to publicly support her brother, posting a message on her Facebook page that read, “No matter what, you're still my champ, Jon Jones.”