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Jon Jones has a way with words

Jon Jones was right: he is exactly like Jesus. He’ll carry the cross for UFC 151 in the eyes of the fans, at least until we get to crucify him with boos and catcalls at UFC 152. Maybe if he finishes Vitor in spectacular fashion his popularity will rise again and his true disciples will be rewarded for their faith. But for now pretty much every statement that’s coming out of his mouth is so frustrating it makes me want to pull a Judas and hang myself (or die from spontaneous disembowelment, whichevs).

Via MMA Weekly:

“Why would I put a world championship on the line against a very dangerous opponent for a person that hasn’t even remotely earned the right to consider himself in the position to fight for a world title? That’s like hitting the jackpot and I refuse to be anyone’s jackpot.”

“I’m honored to fight Vitor Belfort. Vitor is a Christian like I am. He’s an honorable man. Fighting Chael Sonnen, he’s a punk. He’s a thug.”

“I signed a contract to fight Dan Henderson, not Dan Henderson and his best friend.”

Via The Washington Post:

“I had to do what’s right for myself by turning down that fight, Dana had to do what was right for himself by putting the blame on everyone else except for himself,” Jones said by phone Wednesday. “The lesson to be learned is, at the end of the day, you have to protect yourself and your family.”

“I think in the future, this can make me and Dana even better off,” Jones said. “For him to get out how he felt about me in that situation, it will help me look at things more business-oriented. A lot of good can come out of it. Fighters can learn the lesson of doing what’s best for themselves and not feeling like puppets. I think the UFC has learned a lesson of making sure they stay loyal to the fans and give them full cards.”

“People tell me, ‘You’re the champ, you’ve got to take the fight,’” he said. “Being the champ wasn’t given to me. I don’t owe anybody anything.”

Well said, sir. Fuck the UFC, and fuck the fans! It’s all about you!

  • Reverend Clint

    “Why would I put a world championship on the line”
    because thats your job… that you get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do. 25 minutes… plus 3 months at the gym for a million? You’re a lucky asshole

  • bakapoki

    I want to see champion fighters who are bad-asses that are ready to beat up anybody at any time, not some bitch who has put in a full training camp and is scared to face a guy with no time for a camp and coming off a KO loss at a lower weight.

    Jones was scared and the advice he got was retarded. Even if he somehow lost to Sonnen – how is there not an immediate rematch that becomes the goddam biggest, most hyped $$$ fight of his career?!?!?

    I hope Nike has a new line of crotchless panties coming out that they can use Jones to brand.

  • raizor

    Oh dear, oh dear. It just gets worse and worse.

  • voice of reason

    ‘I refuse to be anyone’s jackpot’
    I said it before, the decision was influenced by the ‘i ain’t gonna let chael get 1 over me’ thinking (which is more abt having chip on shoulder and feeling the need to ‘prove’ u r ur own man) rather than ‘it’s a good fight let’s do it’ that normal self-assured people do.

    “you have to protect yourself and your family.” he was scared at the thought of losing and therefore his income and wellbeing of his family… nevermind that he only got to this point (bentley, nike) because of the ufc….it’s literally like u build someone up, they become big, and they tell u ‘fuck off i don’t owe u anything’

    “Fighters can learn the lesson of doing what’s best for themselves and not feeling like puppets.”
    EXCEPT where whats best for them IS to take the fucking fight against a middleweight with less power than ur original opponent…

    ” I don’t owe anybody anything.” FUCK U TOO JON JONES. Your fans? the ufc? and u wonder why everyone hates u

  • matthewpolly

    Apparently, he forgot he owes his title to Shogun agreeing to him as a late replacement instead of refusing and waiting for Rashad to heal—a decision that was dumb from a business stand point but an awesome display of warrior and champion spirit.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Polly fucking nailed it as did Raizor.

    This kid needs to be kept away from reporters until he gets new handlers/public relations people.