Newly crowned UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight on NBC. Jones is the first UFC fighter to appear on the program as a reigning champion.
“Congrats @jonnybones 1st UFC fighter to do the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” UFC President Dana White wrote on his Twitter earlier this week. “The hits keep on coming!!!! Tune in thur on NBC!”
While Jones being the first UFC fighter on the program is not technically true, as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has appeared on the show (albeit to promote The A-Team movie in which he had a starring role), it is yet another nice feather-in-the cap for the 23-year old MMA wunderkind.
You can get more details on tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show at NBC.com by clicking here.