Chael Sonnen went on Submission Radio a few days ago to discuss the cancellation of UFC 249, a hypothetical Adesanya/Woodley matchup, Tony vs Gaethje, Conor McGregor, and more with some of my pals down undah, and when the subject of Jon Jones and his latest arrest came up, 'The American Gangster' pulled no punches...
“The mask is off. The world’s known he’s a scumbag for a while, but now that he’s finally in touch with just what a dirty guy he is - and now he’s putting out interviews, he’s steering into it. Look, from a likability and civility standpoint, okay, go ahead and question Jon Jones’ character. I’m speaking about from a marketing and promotional standpoint. He’s doing everything right."
“The gig is up. Everybody knows. You were on TMZ in handcuffs crying about ‘I want to go home and be with my kids.’
"Dude, it’s two in the morning, and you’re firing guns while shooting and running donuts in a parking lot drunk on tequila. Are your kids even still up, you bum? The fact that he would be that level of a scumbag – just go with it, just be a scumbag."
God, I fucking love Chael Sonnen.
"Are your kids even still up, you bum?" is one of the funniest quotes I've read in quite some time.
This is pretty much what I've been saying about Jon Jones for years now - it isn't even necessarily the scumbag in him I hate, it's the fact that every time he gets caught, he cries and cries and cries and wants everyone to treat him wike a wittle bitty baby. Grow up, scumbag. You're a scumbag!
Be like, "I'm a scumbag, and guess what? There's nothing anybody could do about it. I'm the baddest fighter on the planet and I could walk out onto Fifth Ave and shoot a pregnant woman and I still wouldn't go to jail."
At the very least, that's real, you know? I'd have a HELL of a lot respect for him if he embraced the scumbag. Like Chael says - Jones was driving drunk and firing guns off recklessly in the middle of a global fucking pandemic and then whining to the cops that he wants to see his kids. You could've(!!!) if you, ya know, went to sleep, and woke up the next morning. Instead, you drove drunk and fired off guns recklessly in the middle of a global fucking pandemic!!! Scumbag! Bozo!
Never change, Chael...and PLEASE, for the love of god, change, Jon.