Jon Jones’ head on Hugh Hefner’s body is so fake.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is no stranger to being called fake. Daniel Cormier called out the champ in the lead-up to their UFC 182 fight, and that’s not the first time someone’s called him disingenuous.
During a recent conference call with members of the media, Jon was asked about having that label put on him, as well as being looked at as a bad guy by some (a lot of) fans. Jones’ response was as “haters gonna hate” as it can get.
“I have been pretty reluctant and no one wants to be the bad guy,” Jones said. “But at the same time, people tagged me to be the bad guy. I totally learned to just let go, let go. When I read my comments on Twitter and Instagram, I realize ‘Man, I really do inspire people, and people really appreciate who I am as a martial artist’. And then when I look at some of the people who write me negative messages, it’s always so dumb, it’s so dumb. Its like, ‘Dude, you’re fake.’ I’ve been hearing I’m fake for so many years, it’s like, ‘Ok. Who cares if I’m fake’? I win fights, and that’s what I’m here to do.
“I’m not here to win you over with my personality. I’m here to fight and that’s ultimately my job. I look at the people that hate on me and its never anything solid. Its like, ‘Dude, you poke people in the eyes in your fight.’ OK, that’s an accident. Or, ‘Hey, you’re fake.’ Or, ‘You’re bigger than the other light heavyweights.’ It is just always real stupid stuff. So, I’ve learned to kind of laugh at it and I’m just waiting for the person who really hates me that gives me a legit answer or reason. No one has ever given me anything solid, outside of calling me fake. I’m like, what are we, in high school? I’m a grown man. You’re calling me fake? You can’t call my work ethic fake, and the things I’ve achieved fake. I just find it funny. I’ve just learned to laugh at it and go with it.”
So if you think you’re getting under Jon’s skin with your mentions on Twitter or Instgram, think again. And if he responds to you by trolling your social media pages, he may or may not have been hacked. Yeah right.
Peep the whole UFC 182 media call below.