By McKinley Noble
As the kids would say, Jon Jones is mad jealous of Ronda Rousey‘s swagger.
Heck, anyone would be jealous of her.
Not only is Rousey a pop culture icon, sex symbol, media darling, Olympic heroine, and budding movie talent, but her star’s also been pushed sky-high by Dana White and the UFC marketing machine.
Amazingly, this is something that rubs Jones the wrong way, as he detailed in a recent Bloody Elbow profile:
“We don’t always see eye to eye with the UFC, so I don’t know if they are always necessarily pushing me and whether that’s a smart idea on their end or not, who knows?
I do know that they are pushing Ronda Rousey really hard, and she’s gotten a lot of great opportunities. I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I’m pushing myself all the time so, I’m not really worried.”
And in just a few sentences, Jon Jones does his best to remind everyone that he’s a total douchebag.
This is the same guy who complained about signing fans’ replica UFC belts, got arrested for a DWI (with two women in his car, neither of which was his fiance), and contributed to the cancellation of UFC 151.
But sure, he’ll still openly wonder why the UFC’s a little cold on him.