Jon Jones Says He Doesn’t Owe Anyone Anything
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.10.2012
More UFC 151 fallout…
- Jon Jones recently spoke with the AP about the UFC 151 situation. Here are the highlights…
On His Decision Not To Fight At UFC 151: "I had to do what's right for myself by turning down that fight," Jones recently told the AP. "Dana had to do what was right for himself by putting the blame on everyone else except for himself. The lesson to be learned is, at the end of the day, you have to protect yourself and your family."
On The Lessons of UFC 151: "I think in the future, this can make me and Dana even better off," Jones told the AP. "For him to get out how he felt about me in that situation (on the call), it will help me look at things more business-oriented. A lot of good can come out of it. Fighters can learn the lesson of doing what's best for themselves and not feeling like puppets. I think the UFC has learned a lesson of making sure they stay loyal to the fans and give them full cards."
On Not Owing Anyone Anything: "I've been dealing with a lot of controversy," Jones said. "A lot of insults right now. People tell me, ‘You're the champ, you've got to take the fight.' Being the champ wasn't given to me. I don't owe anybody anything."