Originally Posted by zarny
Of course the "hate" is not justified for the simple fact that it is based merely on perception derived from a small sample of sound bytes from interviews etc.
Jones and Macdonald are not bad guys out of the octagon. Neither are Josh Koschek or Chael Sonnen or probably any other "villain" that fans might mention. I've met all 4 and they were all really down to earth guys.
Fans need to realize that seeing 0.01% of an athlete's life on tv doesn't mean you know them.
Especially when the sound bytes are coerced by asking the exact same provocative question 100 different ways.
Of course, no one is perfect. There are no doubt fighters who are a bit cocky and some will make business decisions that fans don't agree with.
That doesn't make them bad people or villains.
If you say we don't have enough information to judge these men then how can you come out and claim they are good people? Unless you personally know him don't you have an even smaller sample size to make this claim? Since you don't get to see him in every day life. If anything him drinking and driving while 2 innocent women, that aren't his fiance were in the car would suggest he isn't a good person. Considering his public quotes less then a month before saying "You will never have to worry about me having a DUI". Based on that he is a liar and cheater who endangered the lives of innocent people by driving intoxicated.