Manager: Jones to 'stand up like a man'

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

“I would just kind of like to let the fans know to give him a chance. Give yourself a chance to get all the facts in yourselves, wait until everything gets said and done and then at that point if you want to vilify him afterwards and you heard him speak and you heard him say his part and then vilify him, I can’t control what people are going to say. But it is too soon, it is too quick in my opinion. He really is a decent guy, he’s a very, very good guy, trying his hardest to be a good role model, a good example and he wants to be that. No one’s perfect and he’s never said he was and never said that he doesn’t make mistakes. It’s a fact he made a mistake, he messed up and I’m sure he’s going to come out and apologize and do what he’s got to do.”

Kawa also stated that while he has been in constant contact with Jones throughout this situation, he could not confirm that a Facebook post that was made on Monday attributed to the UFC light heavyweight champion actually did come from him.

What he can guarantee however is that Jones will make a public statement when the time is right, and he’s not going to hide from what he did.

“No one’s running from anything, at the end of the day he’s a man, he’s going to stand up like a man, but there’s obviously legal advisors involved, processes involved and he’s just going through it right now. I can promise you that he’s trying his hardest not to stay quiet and not address the concerns, he’d like to,” Kawa stated.

“Obviously in no way shape or form am I or any member of my team or any representative of Jon is making any kind of excuses or condoning any type of behavior. All we’re saying in a nutshell is give us a chance to get everything in, give us a chance to understand everything that happened and everything that’s going on and then we can come out and actually say something that’s intelligent and that can explain things and that people can get their answers in one shot.”

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rbl site profile image  

5/22/12 8:59 PM by rbl

There's probably a racial element to some of it, and some people are going way too far on this car crash thing, but there are legitimate reasons people aren't fans of Jon Jones.He's young and isn't seen to have paid his duesHe's never really been in trouble in a fight, fans love a fighter that comes back from a beatingThe religious stuff... It's always annoying if they overdo it.The big UFC push, at least pretend it's Xyience or something sponsoring him.He looks bigger than his opponents, fans will often support the smaller guyThe weed thing. Why would you do that? Why would you bring it up as an example of your character? Matt Hughes, GSP and Semmy Schilt have all been criticized for similar stuff. I understand Jones is trying to make himself marketable etc but he needs to relax and be himself more. Sooner or later a Foreman or Frazier will come along to test him and he'll become a lot more interesting, at least to me.

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5/22/12 8:07 PM by Kimbos Bread

THIS

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5/22/12 7:54 PM by NONURINAUMANA

Dumb, dumb dumb dumb. Its officially a train wreck.

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5/22/12 7:35 PM by stonepony

I'm not religious either... And, you might have been a perfect person when you were a kid, but most people weren't.Maybe he'll get caught torturing dogs to death for the hilarity and fun of it. Then the haters will stop hating. Because he'll fit the image he's expected to fit as a black male.And, I'm not playing a race card... I'm white. I'm a Conservative. And I can't stand guilty white retard liberals who accuse people of racism for no reason. But, if JJ would just rape somebody, the hate would stop. And that's pathetic. I prefer that he makes an effort to be a good person. Even if people find that to be fake.

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5/22/12 7:22 PM by whoabro

Yakuza worm imo

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5/22/12 7:06 PM by MattyECB

Really, gonna drop a race card attack lol? I hate bones for a whole buncha reasons, and really I'm not one of those guys who gets worked up and I still thank god for him every day cus I'm grateful I get to enjoy such a great fighter, but as a person errr, not a fan lolTrust, the lack of second chance ain't him being black. It's him saying he's uber religious, snitched on kids who drank or smoked weed, and how he's always really quick to scoff at others in interviews. Hell, he's so cartoonish sometimes, like saying he refused to sign those dumbass expensive belts from fans who waited in line and wanted an autograph lol. At the end of the day, Chuck D said it best along the lines of, what may be insignificant to you, could be the biggest moment in a fan's life. But ya, so he's pretty clearly unlikable for alotta reasons, whether you agree or not is moot, but it's mad childish and denigrating to real racism to pop the card like that lolI first got skeptical when he went off on all these people's behavior, then in the same interview mentioned he had an out of wedlock kid. I've nothing against that, hell I ain't even religious. But if you've already experienced mistakes and breaking your moral code, maybe don't be such an unrelenting cunt to others who commit actions that don't follow your moral code. Then you won't feel silly when you get a DUI and are also quoted saying you'd never be one of "those" idiots. Again, this is all moot cus he's a beautiful fighter to witness and even though I'm no religious person, I think that type of persona is great for expansion and casual fan - so more power to him, but as far as how this reflects on his social and personal life, and how it fits into his usual persona - well it's just adds fuel to the haterade fire

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5/22/12 6:27 PM by stonepony

uber, buddy... Come on now. It's not fair to expect everybody to be as perfect as you are. You obviously NEVER did anything stupid when you were in your 20s. But, other people make mistakes sometimes. You're a saint, but, most people aren't. Were you TRYING to be a positive role model when you were a kid? Did you even try?

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5/22/12 6:19 PM by Carne de cavalo é o melhor

He sure drives like one."I will stand like a man"After talking with legal council of course.

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5/22/12 5:48 PM by SOO72

This Kawa guy needs to STFU.

stonepony site profile image  

5/22/12 5:44 PM by stonepony

True. What he needs to do is dump his kids like Rashad, and maybe beat the hell out of a female. Then at least you could respect him for "keeping it real".