Jon Jones: ‘I am arrogant’

April 23, 2014 8:31 am Leave your thoughts
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Jon Jones is arrogant.
Now, before all of his rabid fanboys start calling for my head, I’d like to clarify that this is not my personal opinion. It’s actually a quote, from a UFC champion.
And that champion? Well, he’s none other than Jon Jones.
In an interview (courtesy of Fox Sports), Jones went into detail about his sudden epiphany:
I think I am. I think I am a little arrogant,” he said on Monday. “I think it’s really important. The thing about me I say all the time is, I notice that I’m full of myself and I am arrogant to some degree, but it’s obviously only when it comes to talking about MMA, where literally, I do the wildest stuff. I don’t think I live like a celebrity at all. All my friends are normal people, normal dudes who do the most normal stuff all the time. But when it comes to MMA, there is a big chip on my shoulder. There is a way that I look at myself, and I think it’s really, really important. It’s something I’m not really apologetic for. As I get older and as I win more, I start to embrace it even more. The biggest thing is not to be apologetic for it. I realize it’s a big part of the reason I’m able to perform out there. The moment I let fear seep in is the moment the fights start getting closer and closer. So yeah, I think it’s important to be an absolute believer and have that confidence.”
(You can catch the rest of the interview here.)
By Jim Chadwick | Twitter

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