UFC champion Chris Weidman had a lot to say about former champ Jon Jones when talking to Ariel Helwani recently.
Mostly, the champ said he isn’t going to judge the former p4p great, because we are all human and could end up in the same situation.
“I’m a human being. You start seeing your accomplishments and you’re proud of yourself and you kind of start thinking all of these things that you could have and you’re getting anything you want. The world is pretty much mine. I’m human, you see all of that stuff and you say, ‘This is awesome.’ But, I’m blessed in the fact that I have a wife at home, I have kids. I have close friends and family. I live in the same area I grew up in and I’m with the same team I started with. So, as much as I’d love to kind of go and do stupid things, I had such good people around me that kept me strong and kept me grounded and if I was ever to screw up, which I’ve screwed up plenty of times in my life, I’m far from perfect, but when I did screw up, I had these people tell me, ‘What are you doing?’ I have people that kept me who I am, so that’s the reason I am still the same person I am when I first started fighting to where I am now. It’s because of my wife, my teammates, my coaches, my friends and my family. That’s why I stay grounded. That’s why I don’t judge a guy like Jon Jones. The second that you say you wouldn’t do something, is the second you’re closer to doing that. So, don’t ever say that you would never do anything that Jon Jones has done and been caught for doing. We are all humans and capable of doing stupid things. Given the circumstances that he’s had, being the youngest champion getting everything that he’s gone through. I have some of the things that Jon has, but I think he is more successful than me at this point, he’s won more title bouts, champion at a younger age. But, the things that he’s done, I just think he’s on the wrong path.”
What do you guys think, are we too quick to judge?
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