What started off as a match-up between two competitors with respect for each other, has now evolved into an all out grudge match. The latest comments from Jones in the Toronto Sun have made it apparent that the champ is still hoping to inflict damage to his injured opponent Dan Henderson upon return.
“I haven’t said that anywhere, but you can be the first to put that out,” Jones said over the phone. “There’s some unfinished business, for sure. I don’t think Henderson handled the situation wisely, by making fun of me for not taking the fight (against Sonnen). Dude, you just dodged a bullet and you’re talking trash to me? You got injured and you’re going to talk trash that I didn’t fight Chael?
In case you were not aware, a recent promo deal was released on MMA Overload, offering a free Jon Jones shirt for ‘washing your car’ when you purchase a Dan Henderson t-shirt.
“He came out with this ad that said, ‘Buy a Hendo shirt and get a free Jon Jones shirt to dry your car off with.’ You’re making fun of me, yet you got hurt and dodged a bullet? You’re sitting at home with ice on your knee and I’m here doing pushups again because I thought my camp should have been over. I have stuff to do and you’re sitting around your home playing video games, or whatever you do during the day.
“Training camps suck, bro. Training camps suck. The fight is the fun part. So I’ve got to suffer all over again, do a training camp all over again, and you’re at home, laying down, having somebody feed you soup and you’re going to make fun of me because you got hurt?
“You should shut up and be grateful you dodged a bullet.”
Jones is very much aware that it has become a trend to bash on him, yet he chooses to focus on the love and respect given to him by those close.
“There are a lot of people who still love and respect me, but right now it’s kind of cool to hate me,” Jones said.
“I do something and it’s the worst thing in the world. Then when someone else does it, it’s almost OK. Chael says all this crazy stuff, but then I say something slight and it’s like, ‘Oh, that was the cockiest thing I’ve ever heard.’ Dan Henderson called me a kid 1,000 times leading up to that fight and we never even fought. I call him an old man once and the whole world was like, ‘You freakin’ age discriminator. You’re such a bad person.”
“Wow. I can’t get away with anything and everyone else does pretty much whatever they want.”