Dana White: Playing the good guy drove Jon Jones crazy

While Jon Jones has received quite a bit of criticism lately since being stripped of the UFC light heavyweight championship a year ago, the pound for pound kingpin received nothing but cheers at the UFC’s “Unstoppable” press conference in March.

Ahead of UFC 197, UFC President Dana White spoke to TMZ, where he explained that playing the role of ‘Good guy’ drove Jon Jones crazy.

“I don’t think Jon Jones is ever going to be the Jon Jones that people expect him to be,” White said. “Jon is gonna do Jon. I think that Jon tried so hard to play the good guy for so long, it drove him crazy. And Jon is just gonna be Jon now.”

White was then asked about Jon Jones recent traffic stop, to which he said:

“When I get pulled over by the police, I am the most polite human being you’ve ever met in your life,” White said. “There’s no upside to talking back to the police. It’s the dumbest thing you can ever do, especially if you’re in Jon Jones’ position.”

“I haven’t talked to him, honestly,” White said. “He’s been a little tied up since that happened.”