My way of saying thanks to the beautiful city of Albuquerque for showing me love over the years. I literally pray for this city every day. Merry Christmas guys pic.twitter.com/y9NFAd9WW9— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 22, 2019
The UFC light heavyweight champ donated $20,000 in winter coats from Burlington Coat Factory to those in need in what he called a “Christmas Feast,” according to KRQE. Approximately 500 people showed up as Jones partnered with local non-profit Steelbridge and Legacy Church to also provide a free lunch for anyone who attended. Toys were also handed out to children.
“We have a lot of homeless, we have a lot of mentally ill in this community, and a lot of these guys are just misunderstood,” Jones told KRQE. “They need help, and keeping them warm is just going to be a great start for a better future.”
Tomorrow Monday, December 23 I’ll be handing out winter coats at a free lunch for the public.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 23, 2019
Location: Steelbridge – 2021 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm pic.twitter.com/8ibbEdbbwL
Jones will return to the Octagon for his next title defense against Dominick Reyes at the Toyota Center in Houston on Feb. 8.
"It's a blessing to give, spread love," Jones added in a post on his Instagram account.