Former Trainer of Jon Jones Says He’s Owed $13,000, Jones Threatens to Involve Police

There appears to be more drama surrounding Jon Jones and the police. This time though, Jones is asking them for help.

Frank Lester, a former coach of Jones, made a post on Instagram alleging that the MMA fighter and UFC Champion owes him over $13,000.

In the post, Lester stated “Jon Jones & Mike Winkeljohn just did me dirtier than I have ever even seen in this fight game.” He went on to warn Jones to “keep that security close”.

Lester also announced his split with Jackson’s MMA and the launch of his own training facility. See the post below:

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After 3 different houses, being screwed over by the best team in the world —->> (@jacksonwink_mma) & No.1 lb for lb fighter on the planet @jonnybones on over $13k on his last title fight, myself, my wife & our children Jordan, Braden, & baby on the way Arya, finally have a home big enough for all of us. I have no regrets, I did my job and everybody who has followed my journey knows I did my job, Jon Jones & Mike Winkeljohn just did me dirtier that I have ever even seen in this fight game. But good always prevails over evil and we have a home big enough for all of us. I will be opening TANK Mixed Martial Arts In the next 6 months and we are going to takeover the beautiful city of Albuquerque New Mexico! Karma is real. And Jon, it’s on site with me & you & you know that. You stole from my family. You got me fired from my job for no reason and for that I am grateful bc I will never work for a crook like Mike Winkelloser again. I’m 10X ‘s the coach you’ve ever been. You just bought out Greg’s name and unfortunately JACKSONS was out in the control of a dirtbag. But fuck you all very much! The only@thing that comes to Ming when I hear your names are, cowardice & deceit. It’s on site JBJ. So keep that security close F><k boy we both know you ain’t no real one. Real@ones don’t steal from pregnant woman & their families. #WARcertified #TANKLIFE #OnSite #RUNit #JBJ

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Jones responded on Instagram with his own allegations in a post that has since been deleted. He said “I won’t even get into the fact that you were fired from the team on fight week due to drug issues.” He went on to say “tomorrow I will be calling APD” – an intent to involve the Albuquerque Police Department.

We’re not really sure what the actual story is here and probably never will. It seems however, that Jon Jones cannot escape controversy involving the police. Back in July he was charged with battery in a strip club incident.

Jones’ next opponent has not been officially announced. Jones has stated he wants a fight before the end of the year, but it’s not clear if that will happen.

Matt Peters

Matt is a day-time engineer who enjoys writing about Jiu Jitsu and MMA. He has written for YouJiuJitsu and Grappling Insider. Matt is a BJJ blue belt who has mastered the art of skipping warmups. He has been training for 5 years in the Minneapolis area. He has never officially tapped to a wristlock.