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Jon Jones Just Wants Dana White to Know That He Forgives Him


(Video via MMAFighting.com)

Considering all the shit he’s taken over the past couple weeks from UFC fans and his boss since the cancelation of UFC 151, it’s actually good to see that light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is relaxed and in good-spirits during this interview yesterday with Ariel Helwani. Jones has put the ugly recent past behind him, and when he finally gets the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with Dana White — because he hasn’t yet, if you can believe it — he plans to look DW dead in his beet-red face and forgive him. Here’s the transcription via FightOpinion:

JON JONES: “I’m going to say, Dana… you know, I’m just going to tell him that I forgive him, pretty much. I have a general intention of what I want to happen and basically it’s going to based on forgiveness. I’m not expecting him to apologize but I’m moving forward, you know, I’m moving forward and Dana… spoke his mind and, you know, ultimately he can’t take back what happened, I can’t take back what happened. I don’t think he wants to and I don’t want to, so, we’re just going to be men and keep this great journey that we have going. You know, we’re both ambassadors for the UFC and as for not being on the same page, as I said (Tuesday) on Sportscenter it makes no sense for us MMA fans, MMA nation so, uh, you know, I want to do great things and I think having them on my side or working with them and not being known as like, you know, a troublemaker with him will be beneficial for both of us.

ARIEL HELWANI: “How do you forgive someone who hasn’t apologized?”

JON JONES: “You know, I don’t know. I don’t know how that works but I want to try it.”

Yeah, we don’t know how that works either. The thing, I’m actually on Jones’s side here. Sure, he made an unpopular decision by refusing to fight Chael Sonnen on short notice, but he didn’t deserve to be publicly blasted and thrown under the bus by the head of the company. At the very least, Jones and Dana should apologize to each other.

But you know as well as I do that Dana White isn’t in the apology business, or the forgiveness business. He’s in the “you fuck me, I will put you on the fuck-you list for life, you fuck” business. So how will he react if Jones approaches him in the spirit of reconciliation and explains that he forgives Dana for what he put him through? Who knows — but I hope the Danavlog is there to catch the look on his face.

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dipsetkilla316- September 21, 2012 at 7:38 am
All u jones haters are pethetic yea hes gonna be cleaning spit buckets at xarms bro u got him confused with ur dirty mother if u hate jones ur just a pethetic jealous hater that would hate anyone that was on top ur all just miserable becouse ur mothers take fat elephant dick in the ass
amsterdamheavy- September 21, 2012 at 8:35 am
youre "pethetic" ya fuckin moron
intercept440- September 21, 2012 at 7:21 am
even his fucking t-shirts are a sign of a fucking rip off douche...an exact copy of the bo knows t-shirts back in the day when bo jackson was playing baseball and football at the same time..fuck nike and fuck jones. would be nice to see vitor break his face... but traggically i dont think vitor will win..
Nippletwist- September 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm
i like that "bones knows" tee. think im gonna get one to wear to the gym.. think im gonna grow a beard too...
amsterdamheavy- September 21, 2012 at 5:54 am
you boy fanboi, ya fucking twink
smellypiratehooker- September 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Metallica, you are forgiven for releasing the unforgiven part 2 and 3.
RwilsonR- September 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm
I forgave Mike Russell a long time ago for being such a thin-skinned whiny little pansy, and he never apologized and instead just ran off to hide in some Canadian hole somewhere. But I felt better afterwards.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm
I forgive Jon Bon Jonsi for the existence of Nippletwist even though he hasn't personally apologized to me yet.

*deep sigh... looks meaningfully at watch*
Nippletwist- September 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm
it's okay, i forgive you
Mr_Misanthropy- September 21, 2012 at 12:22 am
Thanks Bro.
smellypiratehooker- September 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm
@Dinomite
Not sure if you were adressing me in your post but if you were, allow me to retort. When I gave my definition of what I thought justifies forgiveness, I was responding to JPfighters Question. I have no way of really knowing for sure the operations of J.Jones mind. Whether he is being honest with himself and truely believes that he was wronged, and is releasing Dana of any comeuppance, or is just being patronizing. Best evidence I can go off would lead me to the latter so I too found it a bit peculiar that he would choose to say that in front of all the fans and media, and not to Dana( the one he was forgiving) behind closed doors.
danomite- September 21, 2012 at 6:38 am
I forgive you for confusing me with your statement. It is your fault for assuming I was smart enough to understand it.
VengeVega- September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
@danomite, Just like Dana went WAAAAAAAAHHH! when Bones didn't take a short notice fight to save another weak card? Plenty of whining to go around.
JPfighter-DAMMA- September 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I forgive Jon Jones for being the biggest douchebag in the history of MMA.
danomite- September 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm
you guys seem to not be able to tell the difference between forgiving someone and telling them you forgive them. Forgiving someone who has wronged you even if they refuse to apologize is an awesome thing to do. Going up to someone in that same situation and saying "I forgive you" is a douchey, self-righteous thing to do. You're basically doing it just to say to that person, "I'm better than you." It's especially douchey when the offense is something as insignificant as a few mean spirited words. oooooohhhh Dana blamed the cancellation on me and said the F-word. WAAAAAAAAHHHHH. How the hell is the best fighter in the world this mentally weak?
boober- September 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
I hate Jon Jones as much as the next guy, but this is getting retarded. I'm actually coming full circle and starting to like him again for frig sakes.
smellypiratehooker- September 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm
@doowm
Why you letting someone elses dad punish you? should've told that motherfucker to check himself.

In all seriousness though, No you don't need someone to acknowledge they were wrong and apologize to forgive them. It's a choice to not feel resentment towards the person that offended you. You don't need their permission.
boober- September 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Well said.
doowm- September 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
What's this shit about someone having to apologize for you to forgive them? Apology or not, you can forgive someone and just let shit go. I can't stand Jones and hope Vitor KTFO's this bearded drama queen into next week, but if he forgives Dana, that's his decision. Not Dana's.
Here's a little for instance about the bullshittyness of the "someone has to apologise to be forgiven" argument:
Say someone's alcoholic step-dad punishes you and is an especially mean fucker when he's drunk. Then he has a stroke and dies. Looking back as an adult you can't forgive them?
BaghdadBob- September 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm
...just like Jesus would.
JPfighter-DAMMA- September 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm
I'm no expert of human-social interaction, but the last I checked, in order to forgive someone for something, doesn't there have to be an apology extended first? This fool Jon Jones just doesn't know when to shut the fuck up. Everything, I mean everything, that comes out of this fool's mouth is completely assinine. What kind of douchebag gets legitimately blasted by their boss, then says publicly that they forgive their boss for the ass reaming they received? This guy is seriously from another fucking planet. You know the second this clown stumbles in the UFC, he'll be cleaning out the spit buckets of fighters at XARM.
smellypiratehooker- September 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Xarm main event fighters or prelims? Lets not get carried away here.
holeeball- September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Dana will say: "I forgive you my son. Now turn around and bend over".
What else is there for Jones' **Boss** to say at this point?
Mr_Misanthropy- September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm
He and Dana need to go on a bromantic weekend getaway and, like, get to know each other better again. You know. as men... oh forget it.

In related news: Is he growing a beard in a feeble attempt to protect his chin from the Phenom's left hook?
J.Jones- September 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I swear to God I was just about to ask that very same question on my next post. I was thinking less "protect" and more "hide."
holeeball- September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Jones: From choir boy to Full Retard.

***** Ebert
shatterproof- September 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm
When i was 15 my girlfriend's dad caught us fucking in his bed... i totally forgave him for cock blocking me though. Sometimes you just gotta be the bigger man.
danomite- September 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm
I think Dana owes him an apology too, but how fucking condescending is it to tell someone you forgive them forgive them when they haven't even apologized? That statement might have even been a dumber mistake than not taking the fight with Chael. If dana white got pissed when he heard Black Jesus say he felt like a 'piece of meat' I can't imagine how fucking furious he'll be when he hears this shit.
warmerica- September 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Vitor, of course. Forgive my thumb
warmerica- September 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Hope victor ktfo homeless santa
Fried Taco- September 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Breaking news: Jon Jones has died!

But don't worry, he will rise again in three days to fight Vitor Belfort.
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