O deary me. limbas gonna charge in here and do the following: List a bunch of Bones quotes, out of context, that have him saying really nice stuff about other fighters.
Reading the list in the OP, all back-to-back like that, really does make his sound a bit of a twat. But, the boy has had, like, 100 hours of interviews. Gives me 100 hours of anybody, and I can collect 10 quotes that make them sound like a complete douche.
For the record... I think bones is cocky and nasty. Not really because of anything he says... rather, the way he fights. I knew after the first few fights the dude was nasty. I knew as he moved up the ladder, this humble veneer would drip away. The words he says mean nothing. The way he fights means everything. The dude is eeeeeevil*
* in a way that is mighty productive if you intend a career in MMA.
LOL...not really. (bolded part). The subject of "arrogance" has been discussed too much and i think everyone agreed we can't agree,..
On the subject: i believe it's mega confidence, or somekind of confidence that has grown exponentially over the last time.
And you can also detect a drop of "involuntary arrogance" in there. Something like a drop of blood in the water that a shark can smell from 10 miles...
And you can't blame him. WIth the succes he had recently and everyone behind him (especially the UFC), what can you do?!
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Something about Jones - obective (if you can believe it).....
and i believe that has a major part in people perceiving Jones like they do right now.
When you are constantly on every TV show, every Radio Show, on 100 feet long billboards in NY, every second article on MMA related sites is about you, every MMA forum has people mentioning your name over an over again - everything you say or do is being disected and rearranged in infinite ways.
I would love for this Media Assault on Jones to cool off actually.
What Life B Ez said it's ok in a way, although he admitted
There is nothing wrong with being arrogant and thinking you can do anything, I would argue a fighters mindset has to be that they are the greatest ever or they shouldn't be doing it.
Arrogance can be a good thing also. It can fuel great rivalries and make competition better. It's what gets one fighter going in wanting to become a great.
MMA is a sport full of arrogant people, it's just that we don't get to see fighters showing it.
How would you feel walking into a room, knowing you can beat up everyone in that room?! Walking on the street or into a bar and not knowing what fear looks like?! Everyone being "involuntary cautious" and affraid towards/of you...
Fighters need to have somekind of arrogance.
I would also like to see more people here talking about the fight itself - technical breakdown, strategies, the "who, why and how" regarding this fight.
Sometimes i get the impression there is too much "sissy talk"...especially when it involves things that were said/that happened outside of the cage.
It feels like MMAF stands for "Mega Morality Awareness Forum"
...or something like this.......