Yeah people don't even know where this quote came from, or in what tone of voice this was said. For all we know he was just joking. Jones to me comes off as a guy who likes to have fun and joke around. People need to stop taking stuff so seriously. I mean do you guys honestly think that Jones believes that was a karate match? Geez...
I honestly just find it funny seeing a bunch of middle-aged men angry about this 24-year-old making all their favorite fighters look bad. Can we just appreciate the talent of this young athlete and watch him fight? He's got one of the most exciting styles I've seen in a while and has steamrolled through everybody, yet people still just call him "Flashy and arrogant." Ok...well if that's all he was, he wouldn't be the first person to defend the belt more than once since Chuck Liddell, in the shark tank that is the LHW division. Everybody he has faced hasn't given him any problems whatsoever. I mean think about this. He's fought Shogun "Fucking" Rua, one of the kings of Pride, Rampage Jackson, yet another big name of Pride, and Lyoto Machida, the former ruler of the LHW division. Now Machida did give him some issues, but that was in the form of a few solid strikes landed.
Out of all the major warriors Jones has faced, his biggest issue has been a few solid blows. I bet most champions wish they could say that, but the majority of them can't. I was actually cheering for Machida in that fight because he was doing so well, but suddenly it was like the flip of a light switch and Jones was in control of the fight and won a minute or so later (or at least that's how I remember the fight happening). It's not often you see that, but Jones was able to adapt and reign supreme in the course of a few minutes. And it wasn't some Scott Smith schoolyard bullshit; it was mid-fight gameplanning and adapting. Jones is right, he IS a smart fighter. He may not be as skilled as a politician when it comes to some of the things he says publicly, but come on people, he's 24, hasn't taken any sort of PR classes, and is in the business of FIGHTING. Let his wars do the talking.
If Somebody's telling ME! that about my wife...I'm sorry sir, but I'm gonna break, your leg.