Anthony Smith was the victim of a home invasion last week and explained the event in an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
One-time light-heavyweight title challenger Smith detailed having one of the toughest fights of his life with the intruder Luke Haberman – who was later revealed to be a star wrestler in high school.
Former opponent Jon Jones came out on social media to say he’s glad Smith and his family are ok. ‘Bones’ also said the man in question wouldn’t have left his house walking which seemed out of line.
Smith wasn’t happy with the comments from Jones and didn’t hold back while addressing the tweet on MMA on Sirius XM, he said.
“Jon did kind of reach out and Tweeted about my whole situation,” Smith began. “It said something like ‘glad Anthony is ok, that guy wouldn’t have walked out of my house.’ So it’s like, what a perfect moment to flex, Jon. In the middle of a disaster like that in my home. What a perfect opportunity to flex how goddamn cool you are. Just when you thought ‘that’s pretty admirable of Jon Jones to reach out well-wish me,’ then as you continue reading you’re like ‘oh that’s right, I forgot you’re still a f**king douchebag.’
“It’s just his opportunity to insert himself and make sure everyone knows how cool and bad ass he is,” Smith continued. “You know, for a second, I thought I was going to have to respond and say ‘hey thanks man, I appreciate it,’ and then you continue reading and you’re like ‘just for a second I thought you were human and you have a soul, and then I realize you’re the same piece of s**t that you’ve always been.’
“You’re just flexing,” Smith concluded, addressing Jones directly. “You’re such a douchebag, man. What are you doing? First of all, I had a worst case scenario. We get it Jon, you’re all over Twitter and Instagram with all your guns and your cool dog, but I got caught. I got caught slipping, worst case scenario. Guns weren’t close: not typical. Door was open: not typical. I don’t get what he’s getting at. It’s really easy to sit there and go ‘if that guy came to my house I would have just beat the s**t out of him, I would have done this, I would have shot him.’ It’s really easy to say that until you’re caught in it and you’ve been awake for eight seconds and you’re in the middle of a goddamn pandemonium throw down in the middle of your living room with no pants on. Nobody’s ready for that s**t. It’s really easy to flex on Twitter.” (Transcribed by BJPenn.com)
Is Anthony Smith right to slam Jon Jones for his comments?