Let it all out Jon, let it all out. After UFC 151 was cancelled, most of the MMA world blamed light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. But what most of the world don’t know is that they just may have unleashed a beast within. Sure, the more than humble persona of Jones may have been just that, a persona. But now he’s letting it all out.
First he came out stating that Dana White likes to blame everyone but himself. And now he’s retaliating on some things that Dan Henderson has said, especially “Buy a Hendo shirt and get a free Jon Jones shirt to dry your car off with.”
In response, Jones offensively retorted:
“There’s some unfinished business, for sure. I don’t think Henderson handled the situation wisely, by making fun of me for not taking the fight (against Sonnen). Dude, you just dodged a bullet and you’re talking trash to me? You got injured and you’re going to talk trash that I didn’t fight Chael?”
“You’re making fun of me, yet you got hurt and dodged a bullet? You’re sitting at home with ice on your knee and I’m here doing pushups again because I thought my camp should have been over. I have stuff to do and you’re sitting around your home playing video games, or whatever you do during the day.”
“You should shut up and be grateful you dodged a bullet.”
Did Dan Henderson indeed dodge a bullet? Other than his famous “H-Bomb” the chances of Henderson taking the behemoth that is Jones was slim. Jones has youth, athleticism, reach, size, talent over Henderson. And what most MMA fans fail to grasp is that Jones’ fight IQ for at the age of 25 is very high. Unless he was tapped by the power right hand of Henderson, Jones had every facet of the game going for him and to take Henderson out quickly.
So while people continue to keep hating on possibly the greatest MMA fighter on this planet, Jones may have found a new reason to prove them all wrong. He was already finishing his opponents in devastating fashion. Who knows what this new form of motivation will bring to the table for him.
If Jones is able to get passed the veteran Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort on September 22, 2012, Henderson may have a monster to deal with.
Read the rest of the interview with Jones and the Toronto Sun here.