White: We gotta stop Jones' palming and eye pokes


Jon Jones put on an extraordinary performance of mixed martial arts at UFC 172. However, fans were dismayed that his open handed pawing was dangerously close to being an eye attack.

Jones in fact has a long and unfortunate tradition of holding his outstretched fingers near his opponent's eyes. 

In a post fight interview with Ariel Helwani, UFC president Dana White addressed the issue.

"We gotta stop that stuff," said White. "The opening of the hands and putting the hands on the face. It's something bad, but you know, it happens with guys who have reach. They do that a lot."

(1:18 mark)


tags: video   UFC   Dana White   Jon Jones (detail)  

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ChaosOverkill site profile image  

4/30/14 2:30 AM by ChaosOverkill

Jones cares about one thing: Attention. It's the only reason he does these things and "trolls people" or cares what people even think as a multi-millionaire MMA entity now. The belt is bonus to that.

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4/30/14 2:17 AM by MachidaMachidaMachida

Hey thank you!

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4/30/14 2:16 AM by WestCoastKid

Obviously he is bothered by all of this criticism etc, otherwise he would have never made a video like thisHe maybe the best fighter inside the cage at the current moment but outside of the cage he really comes off as a arrogant jerk and seemingly not so "Christian like."Someone post what John Hackleman said about Jones on his Twitter about Jones.Also has anyone actually asked Hackleman about what he thought about the eye pokes and Jones history of them?https://twitter.com/Pit_Master/status/461202531058601984/photo/1Also curious to see what some UFC or MMA stars think about this eye poke issue?How about BJM or Pat Miletich? What do they think?

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4/30/14 1:58 AM by ChaosOverkill

For MachidaMachidaMachida:     His first loss as champ is gonna be ugly if he reads and gives this much of a shit about his detractors. I can't remember the last MMA champ that cared and responded this much to criticism, Silva, GSP, Chuck, Rich, Bendo, Aldo, Brock, Cain, Cruz, Faber etc even BJ, I don't remember any of them feeling the same need to see themselves responding to it.   Oh wait I do, Tito.   Jones is such a great talent with such an offputting notion of class.

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4/30/14 1:45 AM by MachidaMachidaMachida

Jone Jones comment about eyepokesAnd "haters"http://youtu.be/gSLL2HCMSXUBlue Please

Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal site profile image  

4/30/14 1:41 AM by Fryedtakyama owns me, it's normal

Well idk...but definitely not that...

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4/30/14 1:28 AM by Johnny Mclain

80% of the UG thinks that some shady tactics are keeping the "champ" on his throne.

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

4/30/14 1:21 AM by Captain_Underpants

Rampage is a fighter that would do anything for attention, I wouldn't put too much credit into the things he says

pattitude site profile image  

4/30/14 12:27 AM by pattitude

Not a fair tactic by Jones and completely unnecessary for him to win.Small joint manipulation would be the correct response.Bring the yellow and red cards to the UFC. That'll change some shit right quick!

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4/30/14 12:18 AM by pattitude