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Dan Henderson gets a not-so-genuine vibe off Jon Jones

Dan Henderson is next up for light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. And while we’re probably going to avoid an entire mountain of manufactured controversy for this one (thank God), that doesn’t mean we won’t get a little. After basically being prodded to provide a soundbyte on why some fans don’t like Jon Jones, Hendo had this to say:

“I don’t know, I think it all has to do with him being genuine. The fans sense when you are and you are not. I’m pretty much who I am all the time. I don’t know if they get that impression from him. Not really, (if he gets the same impression from him) he was a little better after his fight with Rashad than he has been in the past, but I have not gotten that impression from him, no. His whole attitude, it’s not completely not genuine, but I think that is what the fans are turned off by. I don’t know him personally, so I can’t say if it’s genuine or not, it’s just the impression that I think that is what the fans get.”

Jon may have low levels of genuine, but only compared to Hendo – Dan comes off more authentic than a pair of Levi’s jeans with a tattered American flag patch on the butt. He’s the kind of dude every spit-chewing, hay bale tossing mofo across the midwest could see themselves having a beer with. He’s so genuine I wonder whether he gets injections of the stuff. As for that Jon Jones character … I bet he doesn’t even drink beer! And he says stuff like this:

“I definitely don’t consider myself Muhammad Ali,” Jones said. “I thought Muhammad Ali had many flaws in the person that he was.”

If Muhammad Ali is a flawed individual, what does that make you? A fleck of sh*t on the rim of the toilet bowl, that’s what. Are you gonna cheer for someone who thinks that way about you?

  • Giallo

    No, no I’m not. The guy’s a douche. He acts like he’s the fucking second coming, I hope he gets busted snorting coke and blowing dudes.

  • Reverend Clint

    coke is too high class… smoking crack and blowing horses before they are fed to overeem

  • Giallo

    lol.. overeem does eat horse cock, fucking event ruiner

  • scissors61

    The ongoing debate over Jones’ personality is about as exciting as a fight between Jon Fitch and Antonio McKee would be. I don’t give two fucks what kind of person he is. I like watching him clown people in the Octagon and that is the extent of my interest in him.

  • Reverend Clint

    ^problem is I wonder if his boring personality will start to invade his fight style ala GSP

  • TheMiddleagedAssAssin

    “^problem is I wonder if his boring personality will start to invade his fight style ala GSP”

    I dont think it will since Jones’ style is based more on his inventiveness and unpredictability.

    Where GSP was always based on rather traditional techniques just done really well.

    GSP’s “boringness” (I dont necessarily share that opinion) is probably just the natural progression of the style he always had.
    Its just so streamlined now that it looks mechanical and boring.

    Honestly, can you pay attention to a great boxer like maywether for more then 30 seconds without your attention wandering?

    I cant. Its just too subtle.

    But thats what it takes sometimes to compete at that level.

  • Jeremy

    Hendo will definitely be the GOAT if he wins.

  • matthewpolly

    I’m interested in who is going to write the story that every top level UFC fighter thinks Jon Jones is a fake ass, because from what I’ve heard they all do. He’s a great fighter, but the babyface routine is for the corporate sponsors.

  • drunkenjunk

    The routine is still obnoxious. You know if anyone is eventually gonna call him on that from the media?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I get a not-so-genuine vibe from Ole Veiny-Delts’ TRT exemption.  I don’t care about a Christian kid trying to impress sponsors.

  • drunkenjunk

    same, I dont get the wholesome image shit. You ko people for a living. You don’t have to act pious and shit every waking moment. It also doesn’t work when you’re an arrogant tool that is transparent as fuck.

  • G Funk

    Jones is a white nerd trapped in a large athletically elite black man’s body.

  • frickshun

    ^^I don’t think he’s a nerd. I think he’s bought into his own hype. THAT is why people turned on him. He was very humble til he got the belt. Now he’s smug as fuck. Like Skizz said, I care more about his performance in the cage. But I damn sure won’t be wearing a Bones t-shirt (not that I’ll billboard for any fighter unless someone wants to get me a Korean Zombie shirt…..FLIM me!!).