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Chael Sonnen explains why fans can’t get behind ‘drunken coke addict’ version of Jon Jones

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is probably the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on the planet (the numbers don’t lie), even if he does have to share the 205-pound title with UFC 200 rival Daniel Cormier.

So why isn’t he beloved by fans?

Probably because Jones can’t decide whether he’s a babyface or a heel, and even when he does, he can’t manage to stay in character long enough to sell the image. That’s why “Bones” is left wondering about his place among the MMA fan base.

Former opponent and opposing Ultimate Fighter (TUF) coach Chael Sonnen breaks it down for Three Amigos Podcast:

“Even with that terrible performance Jon Jones just had, I don’t know anybody that can beat him. As bad as he just looked, I don’t know anybody that could beat him. He’s that much better than the rest. We can sit around and go, ‘What a bad performance,’ and it was. It was terrible. I still don’t know anyone that could beat the guy. That’s how good he’s gotten.

He’s just annoying as hell. I mean, that’s the tough part about Jon. You have to deal with this level of ridiculousness. The whole thing’s terrible. He comes to the ring, he hugs his entire family, which is really cool to see, but out of nowhere, he drops this bombshell after the fight that his mother had just gone through something and had just lost her leg. That’s terrible and it breaks your heart, but the other part of you is going, ‘But I just saw you and your whole family there. Why is no one home with Mom?’

You know, you can’t help but think that. He cuts this interview saying that this just happened like two days before, and ….View full article

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