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Thursday, 09/19/2013, 12:36 pm

Dana White Explains Why People Don’t Care For Jon Jones

“I think Jon Jones is one of those guys that gets a bad rap from everybody else too [like Mayweather] saying he’s too big for that division, he doesn’t deserve to be there, he should be in the f***** heavyweight division. If the guy makes 205 he’s a light heavyweight, okay? And all the criticism on how big he is… well now he’s fighting a guy who’s just as big as him, and has great stand up, has the reach, the leg reach, all the things that people have said that Jones always has over his opponents, this guy’s gonna have too. Which makes it very interesting. Jon Jones comes off as a heel because people don’t like him. For whatever reason people don’t like him, you know I don’t think it’s a black or a white thing. I think it’s something about his personality that people don’t like.”

UFC President Dana White recently told the telegraph why he thinks fans have a hard time identifying with the light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.

Do you guys agree?


0 Responses to “Dana White Explains Why People Don’t Care For Jon Jones”

  1. T.Daddy says:

    It don’t matter that Gustafson is as big as Bones because Bones can take this to the ground whenever he wants… Bones wins by tko from GnP

  2. dig says:

    i dont like him bc his success was marred by controversy. he stepped over a teammate who got hurt to earn a title shot. his hype train went too fast. but he deserves it….he’s beaten everyone in his division in dominating fashion.

    he didnt seem to show any remorse or gratitude towards Rashad for his help along the way. after winning the title he said he’d be happy to fight rashad.

    all the humbleness that I had grown to admire about bones went out the window. just too cocky. and worse…he’s backing it up instead of being KO’d and humbled.

  3. GSP and Nate Marq "ROID CHEATS" says:

    Yep Gusto will be on his back before he reaches center of the octagon. Helbows until the fight is stopped.

    As far as why fans don’t like Jones is simple he is an arrogant pr’cik who comes off like the biggest fake’ass of the century. Everytime he opens his mouth people just hate him more. Yes until he fights someone even close to his own size fans won’t respect him. You can tell Gusto is lying about his T’REX looking arms that are FREAKISHLY short for being 6’5″. GSP has same ACTUAL reach as Gusto. That’s why GSP uses his boring a’s jabberfest 99.9% of the time now

  4. Thesire says:

    Yup easy fight for jones, he is a doucher as a person but can’t deny he’s a phenomenal fighter. I enjoy watching him fight, his criticism reminds me roy jones jr’s criticism because people want to see him come back from adversity to be considered the best but he’s just that good.

  5. jdog says:

    “I don’t know why people don’t like him” Dana is so full of crap he threw Jon under the bus when Hendo got hurt, they didn’t like him before but they really didn’t like him after and he acts like he doesn’t know

  6. Kyle says:

    Personally I think that he throws a nice guy vibe out there but he mixes it up with a “I’m better than everyone” vibe if you know what I mean. But his fighting really doesn’t impress me either! There’s a hole somewhere in his game and he’ll be exposed, by either one of his next two opponents!

  7. Big daddy says:

    Yes he can make lhw but he doesn’t come in as a lhw. In that case what’s wrong with cycling steroids and as long as you’re clean and pass the test. The weight classes are there for a reason

  8. vic says:

    Its because he is a chump at heart. a straight up chump, he trys too hard to get fans to like him and everyone can see threw it, even little kids. its like that guy on the basketball court that scores 35 points but has 15 turn overs. thats what jon jones is.

  9. Ricky Davila says:

    He’s a cocky ass other than that he is a great athlete

  10. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    The weightcutting has gotten out of hand. Nowadays fighters don’t make weight for the fight anymore, they only make weight for the weigh-ins and on fightday they come in heavily overweight.
    That is not how weightclasses are intended. Change it up and have official weigh-ins and check again on fightday. If they are more than 5 lbs overweight on fightday it’s 50% off their purse. That will make the excessive weightcutters choose their own weightclass.

  11. ADa says:

    IF Jones wouldn’t do those cheap as kicks to opponents kneecaps his standup game would be gimped. ALOT:

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      100% true Jones uses those cheap a’s’s bullshit strikes to side/front of knee caps trying to blow out his opponents knees in every fight. If he is that good then why does he feel the need to snap/blowout someones knees

      Jones is a piece of sh’it plain and simple

  12. I know more than you says:

    1st off Jones fights whoever hes given to fight thats why people love MMA over boxing. 2nd Jon Jones isnt cutting anymore weight than the average UFC guy fucking Joe Riggs went down to what lightweight and he started as a damn light heavy weight I believe. Tibau cuts 30+ pounds to fight.

    But as far as his personality goes I thought he was an alright guy until I saw the countdown between him and Rashad and I started seeing that dick side. I dont think hes a very nice guy like he pretends to be

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