Jon Jones is basically the Dr. Jekyl / Mr Hyde of MMA.
If you’re already up to date on all the Jones stuff, just skip to the clip to see him shut down the reporter just for asking a simple question.
One moment, he’s in an interview or on Rogan’s podcast talking about what a great guy he is and how all of the awful situations he gets himself into is just God’s way of testing him. The next moment he’s running away from the scene of a car crash that he caused by being intoxicated, only to return moments later, but not to check on the other driver he hit, just to pick up his stash of cash or drugs from the center console (Depending on which version you choose to believe, Jones says it was just cash that he ran back for, but not everyone accepts that version of the story…)
He’s one of the greatest martial artists to ever step inside the Octagon, but he doesn’t have that discipline or character that you often associate with high-level martial artists. He’s openly admitted to partying and doing blow throughout his training camps and right up to big fights, and still won most of them in dominant fashion.
Yet when he gets inside the cage with a family man like DC, he’s DC that gets the boo’s as the crowd adores Jon Jones, who caused their bout at UFC 200 to be cancelled and put the biggest card of the year on the line after failing a drug test.
We don’t need to re-hash every mistake the guy has ever made, the point is you don’t always know which Jon is going to show up. Soft spoken, “family friendly” Jon Jones who seems respectful, and now most people believe this version if the fake version that DC always talks about, or the Jon Jones who is on a warpath against himself?
At a recent presser, Jon Jones was asked a very simple question by Luke Thomas, one of the more recognizable and well-regarded journalists in mixed martial arts media, about Jon’s assessment of his 20’s, now that he’s a 30 year old man.
Jon Jones’ response says it all:
Luke asks a question that could definitely be seen as a bit critical of Jones, but definitely not a gotcha-question or going hard in the paint, and Jones just says “I don’t really like you, Luke, so I’m not going to answer your question.”