In defense of Jon Jones, the UFC is the adult in this situation. The UFC picked up their ball, Bones Jones, and went somewhere else when something didn’t go their way.
Who suffers in this situation? The UFC a little bit, Jon Jones not all, the other fighters a lot and the fans who paid to attend UFC 232 in Las Vegas most of all. The UFC and Jon Jones boned us all again. Shame on them but shame on us for investing more of our time into this dude.
Welp, here’s Jones’ apology video. Has the UFC apologized to fans yet?
“How’s it going everybody? It’s your boy ‘Bones’ Jones here. I just wanted to take the time out to apologize to the fans for what is going on. This is a situation that is completely out of my control. But I still will man up and apologize for this happening. I realize there’s a lot of people who lost out in this situation. People came from Sweden, people came from Brazil, other fighters, I feel you guys’ frustration. Today has been a hell of a day. A hell of a day.
Big shock to us all. Spent tears today because I can feel the frustration of the fans and I’m going to do what I can to try to make it right for at least some of you guys. I’ve already taken care of some flights and some tickets for people. So I’m doing what I can to make this right. I just really want to ensure you guys that this is not a mistake I made. Completely out of my control. But I do feel you guys’ pain and I am sincerely sorry.
Love you guys and God bless you guys and I guess I’ll see some of you in California. And that’s about it. Alright, I’m gonna try to get some sleep.”
LOL this guy. The most talented fighter in MMA’s history is also the biggest asshole in MMA history. If that’s not poetic I don’t know what is.
H/T to the dude @AlexanderKLee for the full transcription.