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Jon Jones has been a villain for a while now, a role that suited him ever since he began crashing cars and huffing cocaine like an advertising executive spending a weekend in Las Vegas. But the villain returned to the cage recently to reclaim the throne he’d abdicated, and after knocking out his stand-in – the nice guy known as Daniel Cormier – a transformation was suddenly underway.

Jones was… actually respectful to the fallen Cormier.

Maybe it’s just some sort of image rehabilitation, and this is all planned so we don’t hate Jones so much when he breaks the law again. Or maybe it’s genuine. I don’t know. Draw your own conclusions after watching the clip from Jones’ appearance on “Good Morning, America” below.