UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones truly epitomizes the modern MMA athlete; a smoothed, and more mainstream version of what was once considered a pit-fighter. ‘Bones’ has Nike sponsorship, is the youngest ever UFC champion, and has won a plethora of awards and recognitions.
Jones stopped by with MMAJunkie.com recently to discuss his place in the UFC hierarchy and more:
“I’m happy where I’m at, I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at, and it’s just part of the life cycle. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and you’ve just got to go get it.”
“At the end of the day, Dana (White), he has a business here. It was his vision, and he owes it to himself to make as much money as he can, and it seems like that’s what he’s doing.”
Jones quite often comes across, or is perceived as arrogant and cocky. One thing that does fly under the radar for most ‘Bones’ haters is his old-fashioned approach; he quite often tells things how they are, and also has one of the best working ethics among his fellow peers.
Although he can be quite chafing, Jones is on the mark with his comments about Dana White. White is indeed in it for the money, but his roots also lie in fighting. One of the problems surrounding combat sport promotion is the fact that you are, at a base level, promoting potentially lethal violence for cash gains.
In reality, are there any MMA promoters that we are fond of? (aside from Ray Sefo). Anyway, check out the full interview with ‘Bones’ below, where he discusses Daniel Cormier, weight loss and much more, and stay tuned to LowKick!