Jon Jones Blasts UFC 239 Opponent Thiago Santos For Calling Him ‘Roider’

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Jon Jones Responds To Comments Made By Thiago Santos That ‘Bones’ ‘Will Be Remembered As A Roider’

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight strap against hard hitter Thiago Santos in the main headliner of UFC 239 on July 6 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Santos has won four straight fights since moving to light heavyweight last year is preparing for the toughest fight of his career is starting to make headlines ahead of his showdown.

Brazilian recently spoke with Comabte.com and claimed there is no denying of Jones talent inside the Octagon however outside he’ll remember as ‘Roider.’

“I’m not bothered by it (the controversy around Jones),” Santos said (h/t Bloody Elbow). “It’s karma, he’ll have to live with it. He will be remembered as a roider, a guy who drives while drunk. That’s his business. I have to be remembered for not doing those things. It’s his life. If that’s how he wants to live his life, that’s his problem. It doesn’t bother me. It’s like I said, you can’t argue about his talent inside the Octagon, but outside of it, unfortunately he’s not a good role model. That’s what I think.

“The thing I fear the most is him stirring up some sh-t before the event and the fight falls through. That’s my biggest fear, him messing up and the fight doesn’t happen. What we want is this fight. This picogram keeps coming up and nothing happens. Am I going to go against the grain? I’ll fight him and beat him.

After acknowledging Santos ‘Roider’ comment, Jon Jones fires back and sends a couple of harsh messages to Brazilian’s way on wee hours of Saturday night.

“I’ve shown my opponent nothing but respect yet today’s headlines are of him talking shit,” wrote Jones. “95% of my opponents insult my personal life before the fight, 100% of them end up losing the fight. Who’s ready for July 6?”

Jones never lost an MMA fight in his storied career and like fine wine, he’s getting better and better. Santos is trying his best to get under champs skin however Jones, not a bit get effected by his antics.

Early predictions who’ll come out on top?

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