Michael Bisping gives his take on the latest Jon Jones ‘incident’

By Chris Taylor - March 30, 2016

Michael Bisping (28-7 MMA) scored the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career just over a month ago in London, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“The Count” recently joined ‘The Three Amigos Podcast‘ where he gave his take on Jon Jones’ most recent run-in with the law.

Here is what Bisping had to say on the subject, as transcribed by Stephie Haynes of BloodyElbow:

“It was a traffic violation. He’s made some “mishaps,” shall we call them, but he paid his dues. I mean, you can’t hold this over someone forever, and now, of course, this policeman is saying that he was drag racing, but I watched the video and I just don’t know. It’s a tricky one. He was asking, ‘Why is your car so loud?’ I’m pretty sure Jon Jones didn’t design the engine of the car. It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances. I’m driving in my car right now, and if you were to track my speed over the last 10 minutes, I’ll have broken the speed limit at some point.

I kind of feel bad for the guy. I feel like maybe it’s escalating out of control a little bit, a mountain being made out of a molehill. He does have bad luck, and bad luck is often the result of bad decisions, and I guess, at the end of the day, he’s only got himself to blame, but I am somewhat sympathetic towards his plight.

He sort of does have a target on his back. He’s had a history of run-ins with the law and he was the long reigning light-heavyweight champion of the world. That’s a big title, so when you get involved in some scandals, you get arrested, you make the news, you’re gonna have a target on your back. People are looking for him to mess up. He’s young, rich and famous and making bad decisions.

That’s why I’m somewhat sympathetic. I don’t think he’s a bad person. I don’t think he’s going out there meaning to break the law. He’s not meaning to hurt anybody. We all make mistakes. I’ve made mistakes and I still make them. He’s just very unlucky and he keeps getting caught making them. As I said, I do feel for the guy a little bit.”

When asked if he had any advice for the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Bisping replied with the following:

“No, I don’t. Jesus Christ, I’m the last person to give out advice to people [laughs]. I haven’t done anything really major, but I’ve said and done stupid things over the years, so I’m not going to stand here and make out like I’m some model citizen. I mean, I’m a decent person, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve said and done things that I regret, just like we all do. We’re all only human, so I’m not gonna stand here and make out that I’m holier than thou and give Jon Jones a lecture. I have nothing to offer on this occasion.”

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