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Jon Jones to Appear on The Tonight Show Thursday Night

(Bones, Chubs and Harmony.)

Newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will take his belt and his amazing story of catching a thief hours before his UFC 128 bout with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to the NBC studios Thursday night when he appears on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Jones will be the second guest of the evening after Kirstie Alley if he makes it out of the green room alive without being eaten by the failed Jenny Craig spokesperson and chronic yo-yo dieter. If he does, he will become the first MMA fighter to “officially” appear on the late night talk show. An interview Jacob Volkmann did with Ariel Helwani in which the UFC lightweight criticized President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform policy was spoofed by The Tonight Show in January.

What likely tipped the scales in Jones’ favor prompting an invitation for him to be on Thursday’s episode likely wasn’t the dominating performance he had against Rua, but rather the fact that  he chased down a thief who had grabbed an elderly couple’s GPS unit and held the perp until the police responded mere hours before his championship tilt with the former PRIDE star.

According to UFC president Dana White, what amazed him is that the 23-year-old phenom actually gave the would-be-robber advice, telling him that he should “choose a different path” and chastising him for stealing because “people work hard for their money.”

Peter, Bjorn and John are the musical guests for Thursday night’s show.

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CZ- March 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Such an awesome caption. You guys have been really on your shit lately. Love it.
ProtectYaNeck- March 22, 2011 at 7:44 am
Wasnt Rampage on Jay Leno last year?
LOKI- March 22, 2011 at 6:56 am
@AussieJosh-Because he was high, duh.
Smitty- March 22, 2011 at 6:07 am
Did you guys know that Shoguns translaters name translates to Pen Fifteen in english?
GILL-uh-TEEN- March 22, 2011 at 4:51 am
@Peetee FTW
MentalyptiC- March 22, 2011 at 4:40 am
Photo caption = win
AussieJosh- March 22, 2011 at 4:23 am
Why did Joe Rogan tell a diffrent storey as to what Jones did on the 128 broadcast as to what this says and what Jon Jones twitter said?
intercept440- March 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm
@morningwood i was thinking the same thing, day one of tryouts was today, and we got no word yet, lets hope Karma got in past the requirements
Peetee- March 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Kirstie Alley will never make weight for that show...
Tobi-Wan Kenobi- March 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Leno: So hey i heard you messed up one of your colleagues careers recently, how was that like?
Jones: You tell me! wink wink! *sparkling jesus-smile, acknowledging the turning of tables*
the silver hawaiian- March 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Diet Coke!
Vera- March 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm
John 'Quote' Jones!
Yazloz18- March 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Peter, Bjorn, and John all right. Jones will need that reach to fight off Alley, he probably looks like a big piece of chocolate to her.

Oh and twenty bucks Jones says something that makes Leno laugh
Null Kuhl- March 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm
Nice Bill Hicks reference.
the silver hawaiian- March 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Maybe this will be the episode where Jay blows his Dorito-schilling head off.
Bomber Man- March 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm
Jones is clearly underestimating Jay Leno's tested chin.
Morningwood- March 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm
maybe just a coincidence. But, has anyone heard from Karma since this went down? We know he's hurting for money, and we know he was going to Jersey for tryouts... Please Karma say it ain't so!!
Pen Fifteen- March 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Was Dana White amazed that Jones gave the robber advice, or amazed that he was such a condescending prick in doing so?
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