Yesterday we checked in on Georges St Pierre and what his opinion of the Anderson Silva loss was. Now it’s Jon Jones’ turn. While Georges seemed completely unphased about the tens of millions of dollars he could have hypothetically made disappearing (I wonder why), Jon took to twitter immediately after the fight to say “this sucks.” Now he expands on the subject, giving his thoughts on the circumstances surrounding the loss:
“He’s got to the point where he really believes in his gift, and he abused his gift,” Jones said of Silva. “He disrespected the gift by disrespecting his opponent.
“He just got disrespectful and the war gods made him pay for it. He’s still that great Anderson Silva in my book.”
“It [Silva’s loss] actually motivates me a lot to watch somebody who I look up to lose,” Jones said. “It’s a reality check. I try to keep my ego in check when it comes to the fight game.
“Watching Anderson lose like that, first of all, it’s something I would never do: put my hands down and fight my opponent that way. But watching Chris Weidman’s dream come true, I have to make sure to be a dream crusher.”
Wow, for once Jon Jones says something that doesn’t make me want to log into Sherdog.net and create a thread entitled JON JONES IS A TOTAL JACKASS. In fact, I may go and say JON JONES HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.