This guy is the Rodney Dangerfield of MMA.
All the while doing unprecedented shit the MMA world has never really seen(sans Anderson, maybe BJ).
Not in the modern era. And not in America. Not in this awesome weight class.
And does he gain fans in these incredible feats???
NO, just more hate. From me, too - until this last fight...
I'm not going to hate on this guy cuz he beat up Shogun.
He is a douche, I'll give the haters that.
But he tries to finish everyone- and for a UFC champ- that's good enough in my book.
And besides, I just love MMA too much to hate on something that's so impressive.
I could really care less that he is a terrible interview and says(or writes) stupid shit
(like writing champ 2012 on his hand before Shogun).
He was right though, wasn't he?
And maybe he needed/wanted to do it for himself.
Who are we to say he shouldn't do that? He's the athlete, it's his prerogative.
Plus I just feel kind of bad for him,
I see his ego getting KTFO every time he shows up anywhere and faces the hate up close(weigh-ins)...
But I think his fighting game feeds off of it.
Never thought I'd say this, but I am a Jon Bones Jones fan.
I'll still root against him vs Shogun, Hendo, Gus, Griff, Page, Shad, Chuck, Lyoto, Nog, Tito - and maybe a few more...
BUT I am going to stop hatin on him for just no reason.
Being a dickhead athlete is non factoring for me, in many ways.
Bonds, Jordan, Lebron - All known to be assholes to people.
Who cares? Ever seen Bonds go yard? Lebron full speed dribble slam? Jordan drop 63?
All amazing things that ignite what makes a fan a fan in me.
Welcome to the club JBJ