UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is supremely talented and has shown such to be true on numerous occasions including highlight-reel performances against Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida, and Quinton Jackson. However, even Jones will admit he still has a lot to learn, and it appears he got one lesson over the weekend while watching former middleweight king Anderson Silva get KO’d by Chris Weidman.
Jones was asked about Silva’s loss during a recent conference call with media where he said the brilliant Brazilian’s overconfidence cost him the title.
“I think he’s got to the point where he really believes in his gift, and he abused his gift. He disrespected the gift by disrespecting his opponent.”
“Martial arts is traditionally a sport that is based on honor and integrity and treating people with respect, and he somehow lost sight of that and he paid the ultimate price for it.”
“I think he just got disrespectful, and the war gods just made him pay for it. He’s still that great Anderson Silva in my book.”
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