UnderGround Forums
 

UnderGround Forums >> Jones: Gustafsson fight humbled me


2/5/14 12:51 PM
Ignore | Vote Down | Vote Up
Underground Blog
1279 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/3/08
Posts: 13861
MixedMartialArts.com
 

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently appeared on  Washington DC's 106.7 The Fan, with Chad Dukes and Lavar Arrington. The call was precipitated by Jones support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study and discussed the upcoming fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 on April 26th.

"My last fight I had a really tough fight," said Jones as transcribed by MMAFighting. "I just won by decision. I just squeaked out a victory. I've been humbled. It's an empowering thing. It's a scary thing for [my opponents]. Now I'm taking my job more seriously than ever."

"I won't have to gameplan for [Teixeira]. "I'll just have to be aware of it and respect it. In Glover's last fight, you saw that. He was getting beat up. He had his back against the wall. He was covering up his face, kind of in the fetal or turtle position. He peeked up, saw that he had an opening, swung and got a knockout, which was extremely impressive. So Glover is someone I'm going to have to respect tremendously. He has knockout power in both his right hand and left hand. It's just going to be a really entertaining fight to watch."

"Anybody who pays attention to the sport knows who's coming, you know who's deserving. You've got to give Alexander Gustafsson the No. 1 contender spot behind Glover Teixeira. Then with the way Daniel Cormier has been performing, he's top three at the heavyweight division. Lets see how he competes at the light heavyweight division but with the tear he's been on, if he can continue that, it's unquestioned that he deserves a shot, as well.

"I really don't like [Cormier] too much, but right now he's coming across as being good for the sport. He's a really articulate guy. He's doing a lot of broadcasting and commentary. He's a winner and an Olympian. So even though I don't like him, I do respect what he's doing for our sport."

Listen to entire interview...

The pair after the fight:


2/5/14 12:54 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Happiness Bunny
180 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 2/2/12
Posts: 2062
I thought he said he "Clearly won" before.
2/5/14 12:56 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
daxfactor
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/22/10
Posts: 862
In before "jones is a bitch and arrogant" Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 12:58 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
NickDiazsSpinningBackfist
13 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 10/12/12
Posts: 71
I actually like Jones. I said he was going to learn from that fight and it looks kike he did. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 12:59 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
M Theory
10 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/24/13
Posts: 347

Hope Glover's been working on some eyepoke counters.

2/5/14 1:01 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
iwatchsomemma
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 9/28/13
Posts: 271
Now how can anyone say anything bad about that?

War Bones!
2/5/14 1:01 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Mario Luigi
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 2/5/12
Posts: 413
Gustafson learned from that fight just as much if not more. can't wait for the rematch Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:09 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ajjr0ller
2 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/14/09
Posts: 10162
I'm glad to see that Jones has learned from his last fight. No way these comments can be twisted negatively. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:11 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
PrettyBoy
57 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/27/07
Posts: 11729
Good things Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
youarewhatiswrong
53 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/23/12
Posts: 3801
NickDiazsSpinningBackfist - I actually like Jones. I said he was going to learn from that fight and it looks kike he did. Phone Post 3.0

Get out of here, you anti-semite.
2/5/14 1:20 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
youarewhatiswrong
53 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/23/12
Posts: 3802
Also, great interview, good on Jones. He's got his head on straight and a good attitude.

Also, War Chad Dukes. Even though he's an asshole, and has blocked me on just about every form of social media, including XBox Live.
2/5/14 1:22 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
XcessiveZ
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/16/12
Posts: 1903
BuckyGoldstein - Humbled is a nice way to put it.


"kicked my ass" would be another..
Maybe you should watch the fight?It was extremely close.. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:24 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
mcq
2 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/1/09
Posts: 1303
Happiness Bunny - I thought he said he "Clearly won" before.
A man can't reassess, change his mind? Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:33 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
NickDiazsSpinningBackfist
13 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 10/12/12
Posts: 72
youarewhatiswrong -
NickDiazsSpinningBackfist - I actually like Jones. I said he was going to learn from that fight and it looks kike he did. Phone Post 3.0

Get out of here, you anti-semite.
Bahahahaha I just noticed that. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:34 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
T Bag
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 6808
Happiness Bunny - I thought he said he "Clearly won" before.
He said he thought he clearly won 3 rounds, which still can imply a very close fight Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 1:58 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
buckshot44
63 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 02/05/14 1:58 PM
Member Since: 12/3/10
Posts: 5966
Interdasting.. oh look, I'm a mud'er again.

Good to hear Jones admit it was a close fight. I, like many others, had Gus winning that fight.
2/5/14 1:59 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Pitbull3744
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/29/11
Posts: 8470

Finally the truth comes out.  Respect to Jon well sort of lol

2/5/14 2:16 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
daxfactor
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/22/10
Posts: 864
CRE - Jones is the best right now.

In all of MMA
And most likely will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 2:17 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
HandyDarsh
224 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 11/30/11
Posts: 9026
The only rematch I'm interested in right now is jones vs gus.

That was one of my favorite fights in a very long time.

Hopefully both guys keep winning, I'd buy that ppv. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 2:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Pitbull3744
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/29/11
Posts: 8471

Some of you are totally underestimating Glover.  

2/5/14 2:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Pitbull3744
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/29/11
Posts: 8471

Some of you are totally underestimating Glover.  

2/5/14 2:56 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Billyz
31 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/2/05
Posts: 5966
One of the more level headed things I have read Jones state. He was fair and honest in his assessment and didn't come off as arrogant as he has in the past.
2/5/14 3:11 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Damaynevent
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/3/11
Posts: 1139
ajjr0ller - I'm glad to see that Jones has learned from his last fight. No way these comments can be twisted negatively. Phone Post 3.0
You must be new here? lol Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 3:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Damaynevent
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/3/11
Posts: 1140
Pitbull3744 -

Some of you are totally underestimating Glover.  

I'm not. He's basically Rampage with a better ground game. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 4:03 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
KZTT_W85
102 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/10/11
Posts: 3568
I used to really dislike jones but since the beginning of his tuf stint he has gradually won me over.

I dont mind him now Phone Post 3.0

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.