Jones: My haters come across as the dumbest people ever


In a recent interview, UFC president Dana White said light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should go on to be the greatest UFC fighter in history, and that, like Floyd Mayweather, he gets a bad rap. However, White conceded that for hard to pin down reasons, people often don't like Jon Jones.

“Fighters are what they are," said White. "Jon Jones comes off as a heel because people don’t like him. For whatever reason people don't like him, you know….”

Jones is learning to embrace the hate, and has a reply to critics who charge he is fake.

"I am fake," Jones told MMAJunkie's John Morgan. "I think everyone is fake, to an extent. I have many different sides to me. I can be rude. I can be funny. I can be goofy. I can be cocky at times. I swear I have split personalities. So no one is going to understand me. I'm not meant to be understood.

"You can show up to an arena in a terrible mood, and then when you get the camera and the lights and the fans there, you've got to wake up. You've got to smile. Even if you're not in the mood to be happy or whatnot, you've just got to put it on. So that's what I mean when I say I am fake."

"At the end of the day, I know that I love Christ. I love my family. I know I love mixed martial arts. I know I love my friends, and they're going to see different sides of me on different days."

"To be honest with you - and I know this might be controversial and it may get me a lot of backlash - my haters come across as the dumbest people ever. None of them have a real reason not to like me. 'Oh, you're too tall.' 'I don't like you.' Or, 'You're this or that.' None of them come up with anything good or concrete, so I just find them funny."

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omega 2013 site profile image  

9/23/13 3:23 PM by omega 2013

Really? Smart people have better things to do than hate someone they don't know...

CH site profile image  

9/23/13 1:04 PM by CH

Jones haters are ladies or cross dressersthink on it

EazyG site profile image  

9/22/13 1:05 AM by EazyG

As dumbest people ever??? Really?Most of his haters are likely smarter than him. He should stick with fighting, not thinking....His interviews are so failing...

Darth Ryase site profile image  

9/21/13 11:15 PM by Darth Ryase

He destroyed everyone's heroes. There's a line of Machida, Shogun, Rashad, Sonnen, Belfort, etc. fans that hate what he stands for and refuse to admit he's just that damn good.I think him clowning Machida and dropping him on his face is responsible for most of the hate. Machida fans are almost as bad as Penn fans.

Nerdface Killah site profile image  

9/21/13 11:08 PM by Nerdface Killah

I liked him right up until he won the belt. After that he changed. I guess fame can do that to you but I still liked bj after every fight of his. I'm not sure why maybe just playing hometown fav. But jbj changed after winning the title.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

9/21/13 11:06 PM by ABE FROMAN

USED to come out of his mouth. Still being repeated over and over and over by the UG.

chalice site profile image  

9/21/13 10:44 PM by chalice

there is nothing wrong at all with anything that jones says or does, it's the hypocrisy created by the difference between the two that is the one but real haters would give a fuck about him getting a dui if it wasn't for all the goody two-shoes, holier than thou bullshit that comes out of his mouth.

Lurkdaddy316 site profile image  

9/21/13 10:38 PM by Lurkdaddy316

Jones' personality is not one I care for. BUT he's one of the best fighters I've ever seen and he's only 26. I admire his skills and dedication to developing them. I just wish he'd get a sense of humor at times. At the end of the day, we don't carpool so I don't really worry to much about his persona.

The Sultan site profile image  

9/21/13 10:32 PM by The Sultan

Good post ramone

BubblesNS site profile image  

9/21/13 10:26 PM by BubblesNS

Yeah calling everyone fake was pretty telling to me. I think half the shit he says comes from Jackson and/or Winklejohn.