Jon Jones experienced the most triumphant moment of his career on Saturday night, defending the light heavyweight championship with a fourth-round submission of former champ Quinton Jackson. He could have savored the moment and made it all about him, but instead he talked about his beleaguered hometown.
Saying, "Endicott, New York, my heart goes out to you," Jones mentioned the flooding that has hit New York state hard. Endicott, which is near Binghamton in the southern part of the state, is rebuilding now after floods in the wake of Hurricane Irene forced evacuations. Water covered the town in a scene that was described as surreal.
While in the Octagon, Jones asked for fans to make donations to help with the clean-up. Through a representative, he recommended the Broome County Council of Churches, who is working to clean up the area. Make a donation here.