White on Jim Rome Show, responds to Jon Jones' piece of meat comment

source: jimrome.com
 

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently appeared on a special edition of The MMA (After) Hour in what was his first full interview since it was announced he would be fighting Vitor Belfort at UFC 152, not Dan Henderson (or Chael Sonnen) at UFC 151.

At one point Jones described his feelings around the 151 cancellation. "I felt like a piece of meat," said Jones.

Now UFC President Dana White responds, on the Jim Rome show.

Jim Rome: "Jon Jones said he felt like he was treated like a piece of meat by the UFC."

Dana White: "I wonder how the piece of meat was feeling when we bought him the Bentley."

Later White unfavorably compared Jones to Stephan Bonnar and Chael Sonnen.

Dana White: "Silva called to say 'Hey Boss, I'll fight at 205 and save the show in Las Vegas on 8 days notice' but it was a few hours too late. So when this happened, I called him up and he stepped up and said 'Absolutely, I'll fight. I only have 3 weeks to make 185 and can't do that right now. But I will fight at 205. And I thought, how can I find someone at 205 willing to fight him when we couldn't find at 205 willing to fight Jon Jones on a month's notice.

"Then I get a call from Stephan Bonnar and he is pumped. He says that Silva is the perfect style for him and he wants this fight more than anything. Does this fight make sense? Of course it doesn't. But the bottom line is that Anderson and Bonnar stepped up.

"The biggest shocker about Jon Bones Jones not fighting is that he was coming off of a long camp and ready to fight Dan Henderson. He was ready to go for a fight and Chael, who hadn't been training and was smaller, was willing to fly to Vegas that night to face him."

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Papi_Chulo site profile image  

9/14/12 7:41 PM by Papi_Chulo

Exactly. That Bentley line meant carries the exact opposite meaning Dana intended. What a retard. He pays his bitches good, why the fuck they squirming and protesting? He made Jones point for him.

jtc2112 site profile image  

9/14/12 6:30 PM by jtc2112

You saved me the time - thanks Dude Might as well include Tyson and Ali and Frazier and foreman on that list - come on already

sitchpack site profile image  

9/14/12 6:30 PM by sitchpack

  So you're upset that the UFC makes more money than Jon Jones?  

jcblass site profile image  

9/14/12 6:24 PM by jcblass

hard to argue with Dana White here.

json123 site profile image  

9/14/12 6:11 PM by json123

So, Dana gave Jones a gift but what that gift really meant was "Now I own you and you must do what your told." Jones already paid the UFC back for the Bentley by fighting at UFC 140, an event that was suppose to be headlined by Mir vs. Big Nog originally. Jones got a 200k car for fighting while Zuffa and Dana received millions.

sitchpack site profile image  

9/14/12 6:07 PM by sitchpack

Real fighters, in it for the fans. Jones is just in it for the money. Go get some fans Jon.

daniel f site profile image  

9/14/12 6:06 PM by daniel f

Forgot to add that the only reason martinez vs chavez is on PPV is because of chavez.

daniel f site profile image  

9/14/12 6:05 PM by daniel f

Funny how your posting up stupid figures that dont matter anymore. oscar=retired...Calzaghe=retired...I mentioned wlad and pac. roy jones hasnt made that kind of money in a very long time and neither has bhop. Cotto only makes that much when he has been paired up with pac or mayweather which i put up as well. Kelly pavlik??? Really? Sergio martinez is not a ppv draw, he will only make big money if he fights HUGE names. Canelo is a star mainly to the hispanic community and there is no telling if he will be a superstar or if he will fade.

AGC IV site profile image  

9/14/12 5:50 PM by AGC IV

Yea maybe in like 10 years...

Got Residual site profile image  

9/14/12 5:39 PM by Got Residual

JBJ would be driving a beat up toyota if Dana didn't let him fight in UFC. JBJ's hard work and taking advantage of the opportunity that DANA gave him, and the kindness of DANA got him that Bently. Without JBJ, Dand and UFC don't skip a beat. They continue running a Billion dollar empire and growing fast. JBJ should scratch the back that scratches his.