Jon Jones Says He’s OK with Not Being Loved or a Fan-Favorite
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.24.2014
Muhammed Ali and Floyd Mayweather were also hated…
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke with reporters this week ahead of his UFC 172 bout against Glover Teixeira. Jones talked about being hated and criticized by fans. He stated the following:
"I've gotten to the point now where I realize I'm not going to be a fan-favorite, and being loved isn't necessarily – it doesn't have to be. Muhammad Ali was hated, and then he was loved at the very end. Floyd Mayweather was hated, and a lot of people are really coming around on him. So I'm just remaining positive and trying not to offend too many people along this way."