Jon James Siblings: Full Details

By | August 1, 2023

Jon James is an American professional mixed martial artist. He was born on July 19, 1987, and is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the e current UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Jon James was born in Rochester, New York. His father is Arthur, a pastor at Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ in Binghamton, New York. Jon James’s father wanted him to be Preacher but he opted for professional martial arts.

Jon James’ mother, Camille died in 2017 at the age of 55 due to diabetes. Jon James is a former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and once he held onto the title between March 2011 and April 2015 and at another time between December 2018 and August 2020.

In 2016, he held the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title. As of March 7, 2023, it can be confirmed that Jon James is the #1 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

When he was just 23 years old, he defeated  Maurício Rua and became the youngest champion in the history of UFC.

He has the most title defenses, most wins, and longest win streak so far as UFC records are concerned.

The only professional loss experienced by Jon James was a controversial disqualification against Matt Hamill which was even disputed by UFC President Dana White.

It must be noted that Jon James was involved in so many controversies between 2015 and 2017.

Due to disciplinary actions, he lost his title three times. In the first instance, he was stripped of his title and was not even ranked by UFC in 2015.

This was after he had been arrested on felony hit-and-run charges. He defeated Ovince Saint Preux and Daniel Cormier in his return to UFC in 2016 and 2017 but he lost the title due to testing positive for banned substances.

Jon James Siblings

Jon James has three siblings and they are Arthur, Chandler and Carmen.

Arthur is a former American football defensive lineman. He has played for the likes of the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins.

Chandler is an outside linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Unfortunately, Jon James’ sister, Carmen died at the age of 18. She died of a brain tumor.

Jon James revealed on December 1, 2016, in an interview with Joe Rogan that he had four daughters.

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About Benny Sams

Benny Sams is a seasoned writer who has written for the likes of The Parrot, Top Story, P&P,, as well as the Flex Newspaper.He has several years of writing experience and was nominated for the first edition of the GN Bank Awards for the Entertainment Journalist of the Year Category. He holds a first degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana and has vast working experience in Customer service.

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