Originally Posted by oldfan
Am I the only one who thinks the whole thing might be the crafty old veteran/legend/pioneer messing with the young kids mind?
"yeah I keep it real,I fight 4 $ cause I hate training,but I love giving ass whoopins,and ill b giving 1 on the 24th,btw grow up!" - Rampage Jackson
"Ok @Rampage4real, I'll grow up ..." - Jon Jones
Tbh...it seems as though "the young kid" is messing with "the veteran's" mind more than the other way around.
Too bad for "the veteran", his big mouth will be of no use, once the doors to the cage are closed and the young kid is gonna start un-loading elbows and knees on "the veteran's" face.
Originally Posted by Killstarz
you are probably right, but it is funny to watch Bones fans get worked up about it
It keeps my mind sharp.
Originally Posted by The Dark Knight
I didn't want to see this
. Nah, I watched it. I only watched the first 3 and a half mins as I felt that was the main part you wanted me to see. That was a good interview and how he got into MMA is fair enough. I just think it's a little bit hypocritical to suggest that Rampage is only in it for the money (which is probably true) when Jones' getting into MMA was also the result of financial woes, which is basically what he admits in the interview.
I kinda regret watching the video though because he did come across as less hateable and I kinda like hating on the guy these days
So do me a favour, never show me a vid of JBJ like that again!
I just wanna say: of course, money was an important reason for Jones getting into MMA.
But at the edn of the day, i believe all fighters are in this sport for the money.
It's just that dor some fighters money are more important than for others.
If you succeed in this sport - champion or big star contender - you are pretty much guaranteed to seal financial security for you and your family for the rest of your life. So...of course money plays a huge role in a person's decision to follow a proffesionall MMA career.
On another note: glad you watched the vid.
Personally, i found his story, about how he got into MMA very interesting.
I respect him for showing maturity in a situation like the one he was in at that moment and being able to take full advantage of it.
In every person's life there are moments where rare opportunities appear - and if you take advantage of those opportunities, your life can change dramatically - for better.
I believe he is one of those guys did just that.
PS: just like Evans took advantage of TUF 2