Well you can tell in the interview that he thought there was no way he would have to fight Chael. He sounded so confident about it it made me laugh. Just like he never thought he would get caught drunk driving so he pretended that he never does and there was no chance of that happening. And you can tell he is comfortable telling lies because it isnt like he was asked a question about whether he drunk drives and then ofcourse to uphold a public image you have to say NO. He is the one that engaged the talk about how the UFC never has to worry about a DUI with him. I for instance could never casually for no reason just throw out a lie. I just dont see the point of doing something like that. Its like if im playing video games with my friends or something and just randomly throw out "so yesterday i hit 300 pounds on the bench" for no reason and tried to get away with it knowing full well i didnt hit that and next time they see me at the gym they will know. lol
Honestly, I feel bad for the guy.
Not from a fighting stand-point (because the dude's ass kicker), but from a public relations and public appeal stand-point. EVERY SINGLE THING
that Jon Jones has said and done has been scrutinized and criticized to no end what so ever. From lying about DUI, to letting Machida fall to the ground, to lying about not fighting Rashad Evans, to typing "Carrying the cross", etc... Just forget the fact that he's taking responsibility for a card the the universe is blaming him for canceling, you're not aloud to type "Carrying the cross" because apparently that's a sign that you're cocky
. In the eye's of some fans, Jon Jones can do no right, and I mean literally.
Is Jon Jones the ONLY UFC fighter to lie about something? Is Jon Jones the ONLY UFC fighter to get a DUI? Is Jon Jones the only UFC fighter to not take a fight? I think we can agree that the answer to these questions are no. He may be the first champion to not take a fight (if I'm not mistaken), but seriously, and lets be honest here, do you honestly think Jones was ducking Chael Sonnen, a guy who has no business even being in the same cage with him, especially ever dominating 4 former LHW Champions? Jones has said many times that he's not perfect. He's said many times that he can be beat. But apparently he doesn't mean those things because he's "fake
Jon has had to be perfectly squeaky clean ever since he as been on the rise. And whats bad is, now has to be even more perfect, because I don't see the UFC backing him for a little while after this. Now I'm sure if he continues to dominate, and make the UFC money, all will be forgiven. But I don't know what it is with some people. Maybe it's true when you rise to the top, that's when the haters come. Maybe some people can't find any holes in the way he fights, so they find holes in his personality, his personal life, and the decisions that he's made.