Jones: [Silva] abused his gift


Seems like everybody has been chiming in on what exactly went wrong for Anderson Silva at UFC 162. Ed Soares spoke with 'The MMA Hour' yesterday and Vitor Belfort aired his gripes on Twitter. Today UFC champion Jon Jones put in his two cents during the UFC 165 press conference:

"I think Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift. I think he's gotten to the point where he really believes in his gift and he's comfortable with his gift. He abused his gift, disrespected his gift, by disrespecting his opponent.

Martial arts is a sport that is traditionally based around honor and integrity. You treat people with respect. He somehow lost sight of that and paid the ultimate price for it. I'm not over the Anderson Silva hype train. He was fighting at a masterful level, he just got disrespectful and the War Gods made him pay for it. He's still great in my book."

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Stea1th site profile image  

7/10/13 1:36 PM by Stea1th

Weidman won that fight

sgotwalks site profile image  

7/10/13 1:28 PM by sgotwalks

Sorry, like I mentioned, I was not seeing any of the posts after your first one because my screen has been sitting stagnant for about 8 hours when I inadvertantly responded. Anyhow, I still don't see the relevance between that and this thread...........and I am not a Jones nut hugger!

dannybjj site profile image  

7/10/13 12:44 PM by dannybjj

I do not like Jones, but I respect his skills as a fighter. The dude is nasty in the cage. Imo, it's still the pot calling the kettle black.

Jack Carter site profile image  

7/10/13 11:54 AM by Jack Carter

^^ that was for master bater

Jack Carter site profile image  

7/10/13 11:52 AM by Jack Carter

I'm sorry, are you joking? Is this sarcasm?

Koku_Ryuu site profile image  

7/10/13 11:32 AM by Koku_Ryuu

Its funny how...those who lined up(Jones included) to suck Silva off when he was showboating AND winning turn on him. "I don't like the taste of The Spider's meanis-penis anymore!!"

T Bag site profile image  

7/10/13 11:25 AM by T Bag

More reaching.It isn't about "disrespect", it's about disrespecting your opponent and taking them lightly. The same thing was said in a thousands UG threads over the past few days. Jones crashing a Bentley or Greg Jackson telling him to get fans are 100% irrelevant. You don't like jones and are searching for a reason to hate him for saying something that everyone else is saying

TheHaunted2 site profile image  

7/10/13 10:11 AM by TheHaunted2

Says the guy that dropped machida on his face. But he has a point