Dana White got ‘stuck in traffic’ so the much more polite Canadian UFC president could run today’s press conference, delaying once again a meeting between White and his favorite fighter on the roster, Jon Jones. Ariel Helwani tried to get an idea of how that is going to go:
ARIEL HELWANI: “What are you going to say to him?”
JON JONES: “I’m going to say, Dana… you know, I’m just going to tell him that I forgive him, pretty much. I have a general intention of what I want to happen and basically it’s going to based on forgiveness. I’m not expecting him to apologize but I’m moving forward, you know, I’m moving forward and Dana… spoke his mind and, you know, ultimately he can’t take back what happened, I can’t take back what happened. I don’t think he wants to and I don’t want to, so, we’re just going to be men and keep this great journey that we have going. You know, we’re both ambassadors for the UFC and as for not being on the same page, as I said (Tuesday) on Sportscenter it makes no sense for us MMA fans, MMA nation so, uh, you know, I want to do great things and I think having them on my side or working with them and not being known as like, you know, a troublemaker with him will be beneficial for both of us.”
ARIEL HELWANI: “How do you forgive someone who hasn’t apologized?”
JON JONES: “You know, I don’t know. I don’t know how that works but I want to try it.”
I know a lot of people who are gonna bristle at the idea of Jon Jones ‘forgiving’ Dana White, but that wasn’t even in the running for the Jon Jones foot in mouth quote of the day. Those go to these:
I’m hoping that people are grateful for me being here and being able to entertain them, ultimately.
For the people who actually bought tickets to the fight, I apologize to them for not being able to see the fight. I think it’s pretty awesome if you own one of those UFC 151 tickets, I would like to have one for myself. It’s kind of monumental in a way.
Man. This guy gives Romney a run for his money sometimes.