Jones Relieved To Let His Real Persona Out
“I’ve been pretty resistant. No one wants to be the bad guy. But at the same time, people tag me to be the bad guy. I’ve learned to just let go. Let go.”
“For that hot mic to come out and for people to see that side of me, it was kind of a relief. Because it’s like, you know what? I am a Christian and I do try to carry my image in a certain light, because I think it’s important for the people I inspire and for endorsements. But at the same time, this is who I am. I will swear. I will tell a guy who told me he would spit in my face that I would kill him. I would call him the names I called him.”
“It’s just the UFC. UFC 151 got canceled and instantly my image got ruined overnight. That taught me a lot, it really did, about the UFC. So, them using that to promote fights, it doesn’t surprise me. I’m just gonna go with it. It’s what I said, it’s my quotes and I’ll live with it.”
During Monday’s UFC 182 pre-fight media call, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones embraced his realness.