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Tuesday, 05/22/2012, 06:09 pm

Manager: Jones Isn't Running He Will Be A Man About Legal Issue | UFC NEWS

As many of you already know, Jon Jones was arrested last Saturday after his Bentley struck a telephone pole. The UFC lightheavyweight champion was charged with DWI in Upstate New York early Saturday morning, following the crash. The news of Jones’ arrest came to a shock to many of us, due to the way the UFC and media outlets have portrayed the champ.

Jones has said on multiple occasions that he wishes to be a role model for today’s youth and is a self proclaimed devoted Christian. Not to say Jones is incapable of making a mistake but the news was jaw dropping because all the success that has surrounded him lately. Jones skyrocketed himself to super-stardom and is on a streak very rarely seen in the UFC. Jones did make a very big mistake and will now have to face his problems and let the legal system take its toll.

“He will address everyone soon. He’s going to have an official statement from him, and something’s going to come directly from him. He’ll address everybody and talk directly, and do all that when he’s ready to do it I’m sure,” Stated Malki Kawa, Jones’ manager, when speaking with MMAWeekly Radio on Tuesday.

Jones received no physical injuries during the accident, after a rumored bloody and broken nose surfaced from a deployed airbag. Kawa, again dismissed the rumors and said he is doing just fine.

“He’s okay. Obviously, I really can’t say much. I’m not going to comment too much on it. We hope that the fans and the media will give Jon a chance to gather his thoughts together, and get everything he needs to get together, and you guys will be hearing from Jon directly,” Kawa stated.
“He’s not hurt or anything like that, that’s a good thing about it, but it’s an unfortunate situation. We’ll get him through it.”

After the wreck Jones has been mum on the situation and his manager is pleading the fans and media to be patient and insists his client is in no way attempting to sweep the accident under the rug.

“I would just kind of like to let the fans know to give him a chance. Give yourself a chance to get all the facts in yourselves, wait until everything gets said and done and then at that point if you want to vilify him afterwards and you heard him speak and you heard him say his part and then vilify him, I can’t control what people are going to say. But it is too soon, it is too quick in my opinion. He really is a decent guy, he’s a very, very good guy, trying his hardest to be a good role model, a good example and he wants to be that. No one’s perfect and he’s never said he was and never said that he doesn’t make mistakes. It’s a fact he made a mistake, he messed up and I’m sure he’s going to come out and apologize and do what he’s got to do.”

Some have speculated if the UFC will take any disciplinary action against Jones and his upcoming bout against Dan Henderson. As far as Kawa is concerned, Jones fighting career will go on as scheduled.

“I don’t know if the UFC will do anything about it, and as of right now Jon hasn’t said anything about not fighting on Sept 1,” said Kawa. “So as far as I’m concerned from what I know, the fight still will go forward.”

Kawa went on to say that Jones is not avoiding the situation and will indeed stand up and face his problems like a man.

“No one’s running from anything, at the end of the day he’s a man, he’s going to stand up like a man, but there’s obviously legal advisors involved, processes involved and he’s just going through it right now. I can promise you that he’s trying his hardest not to stay quiet and not address the concerns, he’d like to,” Kawa stated.


29 Responses to “Manager: Jones Isn't Running He Will Be A Man About Legal Issue | UFC NEWS”

  1. yoyo says:

    Jon Jones is such a dbag… pretty much hate this guy as champ but unfortunately don’t see anyone beating him anytime soon.

    Downside to MMA is that most of the fighters are just assholes.

  2. Sick Brah says:

    Jon Jones is a faggot. Hate that fella, complete tosser and loser.

    • Hayden says:

      ouch! c’mon man don’t use words like that!
      if you hate him that’s one thing but don’t start with the vulgar name calling that is obviously not true.

  3. rlm says:

    I don’t get, folks despise Bones no matter what he says. How could people dislike a guy who doesn’t trash talk and for the most part is a nice guy?

  4. A.James says:

    I’m let down by his actions. He could’ve killed somebody ya know? Luckily he didn’t and now it’s all on him. I’m glad he’s okay though.

  5. MMA fella says:

    JBJ is a fraud, a great fighter, and promoter. besides that, I could care less about his legal issues. That’s his private life. MYOB

  6. Hendrickson says:

    No one would have problems if it wasn’t for him claiming he was a Christian. Practice what you preach. It’s not to say Christians don’t make mistakes but he’s lived with his gf for I’m not sure how long now not married and drinks both of which aren’t setting a good example as a christian. I like Jon jones but I’ve always kinda thought he seemed phony.

  7. Clay says:

    If jones was a complete asshole/ douchebag and talked shit to all his opponents then everyone would prolly like him. B4 he got in a wreck he was just trying to be a good role model and humble. How would u act if millions of people were watching your every move constantly. U guys obviously don’t know what it’s like to have to act professional and try to keep up a reputation for the public. It’s hard work. Cut the guy some slack. Why do u care how people act so much anyways. Just watch his fights. I don’t watch MMA to criticize guys personalities. You guys are tools

  8. trollolol says:

    This wont fly, he should know that moms will get MADD

  9. Bjj BB says:

    Im a mma fan, not a mma/want to know your everyday life kinda fan, its crazy how every1 on here is judging, reguardless of what he said about going to church and being a roll model, we all fuck up and yes famous people do to, what he did was wrong cause sum1 else could have got hurt but at the end of the day no1 did, so stop talking about shit that never happened!! Its like when your with your friends and something bad happens but no1 gets hurt or worse, u end up laughing about it and moving on and have a crazy story to tell your grand kids, i dont see how this is any different, and if you think it is then your not a jbj fan and just simply hate the guy for slapping around your top fighters, GET OVER IT!!

  10. TRE says:

    JBJ “I think if I was a knucklehead and I was a guy who you would have to worry about getting a DWI or going out and doing something really stupid, they simply wouldn’t promote me. I think they see the guy that I am and they trust that, even though I’m a 24-year-old, I’m a trustworthy 24-year-old.” #fake

  11. Rashad Evans says:

    I havent talked to Jon,but i definitely pray for him. i wonder how he’s doing.

    im sure it’s alot to lose, especially to a pole. you know, it’s a tough time in Jones life right now, so he’s definitely in my thoughts and prayers

  12. Kjtrlt says:

    Lesson learned ther kid. Your life would be OVER if you hit/hurt someone. Get it together there guy. Mifnyou can afford the damn car, get/pay some chucklehead to ferry you around. Your not 12 years old.

  13. GET RID OF FITCH ( forever) says:

    Yep the true Jone jones is finally showing. UFC will have all you believing by next week this didn’t happen and he is best role model in world. This kid is “FAKE” and he is the exact definition of being a “PHONY” cocky bastard. Just wait tell he fights someone even close to his own size and you will see him get Ko’d. Why fighters don’t return those cheap ass knee shots i will never understand. The mans legs are like toothpicks and anyone like Shogun with good kicks could easily crush or snap the ankles that are smaller than a 10 year old girls wrist. Nop at some point he will cheap shot the wrong guy and they will crush his knees and ankles just like he has tried to do to all his opponents. Yes i know they are legal but they are cheap ass strikes designed to ruin someones knees. You can have that cocky prick I will never root for the guy PERIOD.

  14. Bjj BB says:

    All u haters on here like ^^^^ always hated jones so it never mattered if he crashed his car or not, if he never fucked up and was a perfect roll model, u guys would always have something to hate on when it comes to the champ!! THE CHAMP!!!!!!!!!! And stop talking about guys he already beat, you living in da past is weak and shows your just salty he beat your fighter, this is a sport, not judge judy you fucking prick hypocrites!!

  15. GET RID OF FITCH ( forever) says:

    Yep you will see the TRUE Jon Jones come out more and more just like Rashad predicted. Keep on sucking his nuts and defending the prick because alot of people arn’t fooled by him like you are

  16. Bjj BB says:

    I just said this aint judge judy so take your skirt off, i dont give a fuck if he snorts coke and fucks midgets on weekends!! What the fuck does that have to do with a man who trains his ass off, works at his skills and beats up every1 in great skilled fashion and becomes the lhw champ of the world? NOT A FUCKING THING!! He was a nobody b4 the ufc and had a normal life, so now that he’s champ he cant drink? Maybe he tought he had it but oh well he crashed his car, its called a mistake and this still has nothing to do with what hes done in the ufc!!

    • Xaninho says:

      I’m not questioning what he’s accomplished in the octagon although I do believe that without his crazy abnormal reach he wouldn’t be the fighter he is today. But he has that reach and he’s using it very well to his advantage, so I guess that’s a good quality.

      That aside, Jones himself is the one who acts like he’s above other fighters. He is the one who’s talking about how he’s such a good rolemodel, he is the one talking down on other fighters saying he wouldn’t make their mistakes.

      Basically he’s been putting himself on a pedestal. And he’s the one who fell from his own pedestal. People say he’s so humble, but if you really listen to what he says, he’s not humble at all.

      DUI is a really, really bad mistake. He created the big contrast between the mr clean image and the real situation, so you can’t really blame people for calling him fake.

  17. Nick real deal says:

    Tits and beer JBJ is a true UFC champ now! Rampage goes on a rampage, bj get busted for pot, chuck goes crazy at clubs, even GSP gets lap a few lap dances at the club. Tito married a porn star and wrecked his car in a tree. Keep your head up JBJ and keep kicking ass

    • DMAC says:

      Some of you guys are so far up this fakes ass you don’t even get it, naive to say the least. Show me one interview of any of those fighters you named that talk about them being model citizen, Jesus freaks, etc. The guys a fake but you choose to believe what he say’s no matter what his actions so more power to you.

  18. Bjj BB says:

    @ nick real deal- THANK YOU!! +1

  19. Beaner says:

    Yes its so hard to keep up your reputation …. that is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard. Its so hard to be responsible and not make bad decisions . Smart people think before they do things and ignorant self centered people like jones well you see

  20. Lol says:

    Only redneck crackers hate him bc he beat all they fav fighters.

    • TRE says:

      Nigga im black and i still dont fuck wit that corny ass cheesy prick, and BjjBB u aint helping by putting a band aid on all his fucking wounds, this nigga could kill somebody and u would have an excuse for him, and we dont hate him cause he is the CHAMP if that was the case i wouldnt fuck wit GSP, JDS, ALDO, CRUZE, and every other champ there is… we hate him cause he FAKE, He try to keep up his image when ur image should just be how u really act, not some ACT like we shooting a movie, And then everybody wanna hate niggas that keep it real like Floyd Mayweather, Chael Sonnen, Diaz brothers ect.

  21. Bjj BB says:

    @ beaner, your a fucking idiot to come on here and act like u never fucked up or mad a mistake ever in your life, your a fucking joke!! eat a dick!!

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