Dana White has revealed his thoughts on the latest controversy surrounding the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jones was charged with battery after an incident that occurred in a strip club based in Albuquerque in April – a misdemeanour that a representative for Jones denied.
Even still, Jon will have his day in court in August and according to UFC president Dana White, the entire experience of dealing with external issues surrounding Bones is getting a bit old and tired at this point.
Speaking during a recent media scrum, White gave his thoughts on the most recent controversy in the career of the champ, telling the media that he has simply become ‘numb’ to any mention of Jones and his out-of-octagon issues.
“I haven’t talked to him, but my guys have. Listen, there’s two sides to every story and the truth is somewhere in the middle I’m sure, so I don’t know. I’m numb to this sh*t now. It doesn’t faze me any more. Every time we do a fight with Jon, I’m wondering if it’s going to be his last.” (via MMAJunkie)
“It has nothing to do with money. It’s what’s going to happen outside the octagon. I don’t ever worry about what’s gonna happen inside the octagon with Jon Jones. He’s the best. [But] if you look at the lifestyle he’s lived the last seven, eight years of his life, and what he comes in the octagon and does.
Inside the cage, Jon has, of course, been practically flawless – even if he was pushed to the brink in his most recent outing against Thiago Santos.
With that in mind, White went on to describe Jones’ personal life as perhaps the most unpredictable part of his time in the spotlight – especially when you consider that he has been able to deal with most of the challenges that h
“He just fought Thiago – who’s a f*cking animal and wants everything Jon Jones has, stood in there and I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of more damage to one knee in my life, fought and was still kicking with the leg – and Jon Jones beat him.
“When you think about it, it’s unbelievable how good Jon Jones really is. But the minute he steps out of the octagon, you never know what’s going to happen.
“He’s in trouble. He’s in trouble right now. Every time he steps out of the octagon, what’s gonna happen? What’s gonna happen?”