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Jon Jones Publicity Nightmare of the Day: In Which Bones Asks Dana to Make Chael Stop Mocking Him

(“Okay, new plan. We change our names, cross the border into Mexico, and open a bar on a nice beach somewhere. Nobody ever has to know about what happened here. Twenty years from now, we’ll be laughing about it.”)

If you’re one of the last remaining Jon Jones supporters on Earth, it must seem that we’re just piling on at this point — like we wake up every morning searching for new ways to drag down the UFC light-heavyweight champ and steal his swag. But honestly, this stuff finds us. And as much as I’d rather spend my time on more relevant MMA coverage, I just can’t let this one go. Here’s an unbelievable detail from a new Wrestling Observer article, passed along by BloodyElbow:

Jones was very upset after Chael began calling him out and mocking him on Twitter, going as far as to contact [UFC president Dana] White and ask him to tell Chael to stop.

Let’s just state the obvious, here — this is the kind of thing a child would do. And it’s the last thing Jones needs at a moment when many MMA fans already view him as a coward for the way he wouldn’t accept a fight against Sonnen on short notice. (Once again, Chael’s ability to get inside a rival’s head is astounding, and he just picked up a boatload of new ammunition for their inevitable fight. And yes, Jones vs. Sonnen will happen someday. Dana dislikes Jones too much and loves money too much for it not to happen.)

Meanwhile on the UG, Joe Rogan made a post trying to put the recent Jon Jones hate-orgy into perspective:

Everyone was SUPER pissed at Anderson after the Maia fight, and even DFW said he would cut Anderson if he fought that way again. Look at what time has healed. After the spectacular Vitor KO, the Chael Sonnen comback triangle and the complete dismantling of Chael in the rematch, no one ever talks about Abu Dhabi and the Maia fight anymore. If Jon Jones can stay on track, keep being the amazing fighter that he’s shown himself to be inside the octagon in EVERY single fight he’s ever had, and continue to improve at the staggering rate that he’s shown so far, in 2 fights no one will talk about this cancelled fight. The man is young, and he’s made a mistake or two, but he’s still got all the potential to go down in history as an all time great, if not THE all time great.

I’m not going to argue with that last statement; we’ve already discussed how the public conception of a fighter tends to change after a generation. But comparing Anderson to Jones in this situation misses the point. We can forgive Anderson for having a couple terrible fights because he wasn’t acting a fool outside of the cage. Meanwhile, Jones just can’t get out of his own way. His performances in the Octagon have all been brilliant, but after a persona-busting DUI, an event-busting decision not to fight, ill-advised Jesus comparisons, and now this report of him asking his boss to tell Chael Sonnen to quit making fun of him, his character has been sullied in a way that might be irrevocable.

Theoretically, Jon Jones’s legacy can be saved if he stops making decisions that make him look like a villain. The question is, can he stop?

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guelph gym- August 31, 2012 at 1:10 am
the one everyone should be pissed at is dana white he is the one who expected everyone jump and pay 60 bucks to watch one fight and all the power to the ufc fighters that are finally being paid and if i remember correctly it was jones stepping up and fighting on short notice in the past so fuck dana for not being able to bully jones and i doubt fael is in jones head
Nippletwist- August 31, 2012 at 1:23 am
this guy makes some good points...
LesnarsIntestine- August 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm
@T4nk- did you have a fucking stroke typing that or something?
RearNakedSpoon- August 31, 2012 at 8:41 am
Post of the month.
IronClad- August 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
@Ginas. He is still an unlikable, crybaby bitch. I don't care how good he is and neither do most. He's a clown and regardless of him probably being the best fighter on this planet, He's still a douche bag and a princess. Crying to Dana White like that...gtfo.
Ginas_jugs- August 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm
The funny thing is, no one will care about this in a year, when Jones has beaten a few more opponents that are put in front of him. It is not going to be like, "Oh yeah BUT remember when he ducked that Sonnen fight? He will never live that down."
You know why, because that was bullshit. Sonnen is nothing but a shit-talker... that's what he does best..... deffinately does it better than he fights. You think he's going to jeopardize his career so you assholes don't have to have a life on 1 Saturday night out of the month? Fuck No! You think he should give 2 shits that a bunch of other guys didn't get to fight that night? NO, because he dealt with the bullshit and fought his way to where he's at now, just like they'll have to.
The fact that Dana White (who cancelled the event) blames it on him, because he didn't want to take a last minute fight, that was only offered to him because his opponent got hurt, is comepletly asanine.
Hendo is 10X the fighter than Sonnen will ever be and Jones took that fight no problem.
That is Mr. Lebowski to you- August 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm
You are a total retard. If Jana Jones is so good then the Sonnen fight would not jeopardize his career. He should just book fights against bantamweights from here on out so he can be guaranteed his victory and secure his legacy.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm
joshuan29- August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm
T4. Tell me what is unbeatable about Jones other than his long ass reach. U think Sonnen is incapable of taking him down?? I sure as hell don't. You think Jones is gonna have the balls to get back up after he is taken to the ground and batted around a little bit and be able to think straight and handle his shit?? I sure as hell don't! This guy is the most mentally fragile guy I have seen. He gets rattled from shit off of tv shows and on twitter. The dude is a bitch on the inside, and once he is tested he is going to crumble like the gutless coward he is. I hope Belfort bull rushes him and right hooks his ass to the ground before he even sees what is coming and pounds him until he taps. This guy is such a dissappointment. Unwillingness to fight someone when you're the champ and the consensus "best in the world" is unacceptable. Alltime greats don't duck fights.
T4Nk- August 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm
wasnt tht wat rampage, rashad, and matt hamill were supposed to do? take him down, put him on his back, and beat him up? didnt work out so well. jon jones is freakishly strong for being so lanky and whether or not sonnen takes him down doesnt matter cuz he sure as shit will get right back up nd porlly land a knee while doing so. if anyone was gonna take jones down and beat him up it wudve been hendo, nd i doubt it wudve happened. im not even gonna mention tht fact tht he has the capability of knock chael out wenever he please. especially if chael wants to try another one of those legendary spinning back fists of his.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm
yeah also ryan bader. jon jones base is wrestling and hes a big huge dude, fighting a heavyweight would make more sense than a middleweight for someone his size. its also pretty hard to shoot on someone when you're giving up over a foot in reach.
T4Nk- August 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm
you guys are all fucking stupid. is this an mtv drama or a fucking fighting organization? instead judging fighters on there fights u focus on this retarded he said she said bullshit. chael is a big mouth attention whore who after gettin embarassed by silva needs a new superstar who's fame he can desperately cling onto before he fades into obsecurity. chael will be dominated by jones, if uve been watching any of jon jones fights u would know tht. why? because hes won every fucking one of them! whats chaels claim to fame? talking a big game and losing twice to the same person. watch the fights not youtube and twitter you brainless sheep.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm
hey this is exactly what ive been saying all along. look out bro armfarmers gonna start giving you thumbs down on all your comments, he takes that shit seriously.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm
lol no shit he actually did it what a goon
Mr_Misanthropy- August 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm
It's real simple. all he has to do is accept fights and kick people's asses. The rest is superfluous. It doesn't matter if you like a fighter who loses too many times, they can still get fired. It also doesn't matter if you hate a fighter who wins. He needs to shut his face and keep winning fights. He can be the biggest douchebag in the world if he wants as long as he performs in the cage.
RearNakedSpoon- August 30, 2012 at 10:48 am
And Jesus said onto him, "Stop calling me names! Stop it or I'm telling on you! This is so unfair!"

Has he got any redeemable features to his personality?
joshuan29- August 30, 2012 at 10:46 am
JBJ is a 6' 4" 4 year old with long arms, a big mouth, great physical gifts and athletic ability, but minimal actual fighting skill and heart. As soon as someone negates his reach and puts his ass on the ground he will wilt and give up just like Lesnar. Sonnen is just the type of guy that will beat Jones: The kind that gets in his head before the fight, and never stops fighting when the bell rings. Talk all you want about Sonnen getting beat by Silva but remember two things: Most of the time Sonnen spent in the cage with Silva he spent pounding him. And number two, Anderson Silva has the heart of a champion and has shown his resolve in the heat of battle. JBJ hasn't even showed resolve in the heat of prefight drama. Mark my words, JBJ's first defeat will come in his next 2 or 3 fights, and his last fight ever will be the 2nd one he loses. Just a big cry baby with long arms, athletic ability and ZERO HEART!
Nippletwist- August 31, 2012 at 1:26 am
lol i know in sonnens last fight he looked like all three stooges, spinnin around fallin down gettin his ass whooped, what a joke.
guelph gym- August 31, 2012 at 1:18 am
are you fucking retarded in sonnens last fight he curled up in the fucking FETILE POSISITION he hits like a fucking catholic school girl
holeeball- August 30, 2012 at 10:34 am
JJ doesn't look like a villain!
Chael pounded on Silva for 2 years then got destroyed. This JJ idiot can't even handle it for 2 weeks. Imagine Ali crying to someone for being called his slave name.
Jones may yet go down as the all time greatest yes, if we're willing to turn MMA into a circus that is.
shatterproof- August 30, 2012 at 9:40 am
Quit asking for 'quotes' and 'facts', unbelievers. The Lord thy Jones speaks and we, the faithful, obey. Amen.
HEY- August 30, 2012 at 9:30 am
Hey Jon Baby Jones: Nobody likes a tattle-tale.
Alan K- August 30, 2012 at 9:15 am
Jonathan Dwight Jones! Chael Patrick Sonnen! You two better stop fighting back there or, so help me God, Dana White will pull this car around!
Crow42- August 30, 2012 at 8:14 am
Guess every fighter these days should be like Mitt
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 8:09 am
yeah Dmonicideals is actually totally right, who even said this? wheres the evidence? i dont think i even buy this

i actually like the way jones handles himself in the media. nothing hes done so far anywhere has bothered me, the DUI is the only real legit bad publicity thing that's happened, and i don't give a shit about that.
holeeball- August 30, 2012 at 10:47 am
You won't be saying the same when you're run over and everyone stops to point and laugh.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm
the odds of that happening are so low it's not really something i worry about, but sure whatever
The12ozCurls- August 30, 2012 at 7:59 am
Whether this latest story is true or false, I subscribe to the "where there is smoke - there is fire" rule. Regardless of the factual nature of this particular claim, not ALL of these reports can be untrue. Judging JBJ strictly as a fighter - he is as dominant and dynamic as they come but he is also seemingly a total douche when in comes to his inability to know when/what to say. I can't rationally believe that ALL of the claims against JBJ to be a witch-hunt based strictly on discrediting a remarkable fighter. Are all of the allegations true? Probably not - but some of them have to be. Right?
HOLY SHIT! I just wrote a well-reasoned comment that was not snarky or belligerent. *pats own back*
smellypiratehooker- August 30, 2012 at 7:48 am
" They're all gonna laugh at you. They're all gonna laugh at you. "
Crow42- August 30, 2012 at 7:48 am
To bad I don't pay attention to the tit for tat shit , boned shouldn't either , either way he gonna finish his next two fights , then destroy Chael ( this article will look real stupid by then ) sorta like propaganda for Chael lmao
Get Off Me- August 30, 2012 at 7:43 am
@Dmonicideals...I tried to let these guys know about Meltzer years ago, sadly mma reporting is so hack that this guy was able to gain an audience, mostly pro wrestling fans who have corssed over. To me Meltzer caters to gossip folk, like the smuts you read while dropping a deuce. Much like gossip, most of, if not all of what Meltzer writes is BS.
Dmonicideals- August 30, 2012 at 7:35 am
So, where's the quote? Who was this said to, or in front of? Was it Dana that gave up this juicy tidbit? Or is Meltzer back up to his old tricks trying to sell subscriptions with fake info? Just because some asshat writes something on the internets, doesn't make it true. But hey, let's not let a little thing like facts get in teh way of a little irrational hate.
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm
this exactly
Stak40- August 30, 2012 at 7:47 am
Very little HATE is rational but this severe dislike is justified.
crappiefloper- August 30, 2012 at 7:16 am
Remember when, if a guy just kept running his mouth talking shit, you handled your business after school or in a parking lot at the next kegger?
Oh, you kinda had that chance? Oh, and coulda got paid mad cash to do so?
Your right, just go run tell the teacher
Nippletwist- August 30, 2012 at 7:14 am
okay this is kind of lame, this i dont like. i guess this is kind of a he-said-she said kind of report and i didn't hear the actual conversation so i dont know what was really said or happened. if he really did call dana and say that thats pretty weak.

but i do want to see jones fight chael because jon is going to crush him. i just think 1. chael hasnt earned it yet 2. jon isnt obligated to fight him on short notice, especially if he hasnt earned it 3. theres real contenders left for bones before we start putting him in freakshow beat down fights.

i think they should make chael fight someone else at 205, you have to at least win one fight before you get the champ. id say you make chael fight shogun or rashad and see how he tries to weasel out of it. if he can beat one of those guys, yeah let him fight jones, but he wont, hell get beat down and i would really like to see what hes gonna say after that. i just don't think you should reward chael with gift fights because he talks crap, thats just dumb. treat him the same as any other guy, be fair,make him earn his shot at the guy everyone wants to fight.
Fried Taco- August 30, 2012 at 7:14 am
Funny how we all forget when someone else named J Jones went crying to Ben G because everyone was making fun of him (Danga) in the comments.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 7:33 am
J.Jones- August 30, 2012 at 7:16 am
knucklesamitch- August 30, 2012 at 7:13 am
Contrary to what Rogan states, I still remember Abu Dhabi, and I still think Anderson is a douche ... Just like Jon Jones.
Get Off Me- August 30, 2012 at 7:22 am
Well at least you forgot about UFC 97 in Montreal...
Get Off Me- August 30, 2012 at 7:12 am
I'll bet anything you can handle that Sonnen never fights Jon Jones...I am a fan of great fighters, by default I am a Jon Jones fan and despite his decision not to fight this Saturday, I will gladly pay to watch him fight anytime because above being a fan of great fighters, I am a bigger fan of great fights. I thought all this Chael nonsense died after the 2nd Silva fight, this trash talk bit does not work but yet I keep reading that Chael is King of PPV and a ratings draw, without proof, he holds no records for ppv buys, the one single record he can claim is the highest live gate in Nevada.