UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is a hell of a fighter. Some would even say he is the most gifted athlete to ever step inside Octagon in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s history.
Unfortunately, for Jones, his words often detract from his incredible skills as a MMA fighter.
That was evident during the June 22 episode of the MMA hour when Jon surprisingly defended Chael Sonnen’s lame excuses for getting busted for performance enhancing drugs – yet again – after the Portland native failed a random drug test.
I watched him on UFC Tonight,” Jones elaborated. “I thought he handled it very responsibly. I really admired him being vulnerable and telling the world about the situation with his wife and things like that.”
That’s not all, Jones wasn’t done stuffing his foot in his mouth.
“I’ve been very vocal about not respecting steroid users and guys who cheat,” Jones added. “But Chael almost gained an exception with the way he handled it and the way he was so honest and upfront with the fans and all the fighters about the whole situation. … It was never good for the sport to see something like this. But in a way, it was a win for Chael because he got some things off his chest and just be real about everybody.”
Yep, Jones really said all that crap. It was an awful way to finish what started off as one of his best interviews ever.
Comments like that make it easy to understand why Jones is one of the most hated fighters in MMA. The reasons for the disdain towards him are numerous, but, at the end of the day, he’s partly responsible for a lot of the animosity.
Nobody likes an ass kisser, especially a pompous one.
Hopefully, his brothers Arthur and Chandler smack some sense into this dude before it’s too late.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.