Jones: I had not heard cheers in a long time

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                    <p>UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts, but he is far from the most popular.</p>

At UFC 172 in Baltimore Jones heard an unfamiliar sound. As Jones walked to the cage he did the Squirrel Dance, popularized by retired Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, and the crowd exploded. Throughout the night he had the crowd.

Squirrel Dance Off

"It was just great to have the crowd on my side again," said Jones at the UFC 172 post fight press conference. "It has been a long time, since I've had cheers. I figured it would be that way so I said let me really embrace this, let me really give this audience some entertainment. So it was just great. I was living it up. I figured Ray Lewis would be there, a lot of Ravens would be there, so I was just playing it up, and practiced that dance all day, and aced it, I hear. I haven't seen it yet. Ray was happy and, yeah, I'm happy."

"The people of Baltimore, they still Arthur, they still respect him a lot. Arthur gets a great reception here… It's great to see that the love is still there. And obviously it trickled into my world, too - I got a lot of respect, and a lot of cheers, which made me feel amazing. I really do appreciate it. I mean the boos I've learned to live with, but it's so rewarding to get some love and respect for once."

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Lol at "greatest fighter" Phone Post 3.0

In before somebody sues someone else.

swagggg. dude was pumped when he came out, loved it

buckshot44 - In before somebody sues someone else.
You should be receiving a phone call in the next few days.

I've already said too much. Phone Post 3.0

Jon Jones is kinda like Tito 2.0. Really cocky and arrogant, but Jones actually fights all the top fighters in his class.

brahmabull81 - ^ You say "lol" like its not debatable that hes arguably the best fighter in the UFC.

Strange comment.
Well the article states "UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts" one of the best fighters in the UFC? Sure, in all of MMA? Hell no. Phone Post 3.0

WickedWyatt234 - 
brahmabull81 - ^ You say "lol" like its not debatable that hes arguably the best fighter in the UFC.

Strange comment.
Well the article states "UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts" one of the best fighters in the UFC? Sure, in all of MMA? Hell no. Phone Post 3.0


I am always curious how people's mind's work.



Who are the fighters outside of the UFC that are potentially the best fighter in mixed martial arts?

WickedWyatt234 -
brahmabull81 - ^ You say "lol" like its not debatable that hes arguably the best fighter in the UFC.

Strange comment.
Well the article states "UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts" one of the best fighters in the UFC? Sure, in all of MMA? Hell no. Phone Post 3.0
Wow, you are one confused individual. Phone Post 3.0

WickedWyatt234 -
brahmabull81 - ^ You say "lol" like its not debatable that hes arguably the best fighter in the UFC.

Strange comment.
Well the article states "UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts" one of the best fighters in the UFC? Sure, in all of MMA? Hell no. Phone Post 3.0
I don't like Jones at all really, but he is easily top 5 in the sport now, and probably all time as well. Phone Post 3.0

I just like to tune in to these threads to see how Jon's haters are gonna spin his words. Dude was happy to get a positive reception for once and yet he's still asshole? Phone Post 3.0

Let's be frank here, they were cheering for Jon because he was the American in the fight not because they have some deep love and respect for the man.

Hell, if it was Bisping in there against a Brazilian he might've been cheered like mad too.

Jones acting like someone else again? Nothing to see here.

wow they liked him in what might as well be his hometown. crazy.

Why is he the greatest fighter in MMA?

You act like this is a fact, and i can't think of another champ that uses as many dirty tactics.

Jones should get more cheers Phone Post 3.0

Jones won me as a fan in his last fight. His happy go lucky personality shone through as well. I think that's what got me. He finally looked like he let loose and was having fun. Anyone who can continue to hate on this kid has personal deep rooted issues. He was kinda phony with his holier than thou and subtle disguised arrogance before, but I don't blame him for being a little cocky. The guy is a monster. He has earned that right at this point. Also I think he truly wants to be a good role model which is why he looks like he is trying too hard sometimes. Let the kid grow up. He found himself in that last fight. Keep grinding Jones. Also, I really want to see a Anthony Johnson vs Jon Jones matchup in the near future. I think this reborn AJ might solve the puzzle, and I wouldn't have a favorite. Two very talented monsters. Phone Post 3.0

JimmersonzGlove - 


Jones acting like someone else again? Nothing to see here.



Phisher - 
JimmersonzGlove - 


Jones acting like someone else again? Nothing to see here.




He looks stupid doing that dance. Seriously.

shaqitup - Why is he the greatest fighter in MMA?

You act like this is a fact, and i can't think of another champ that uses as many dirty tactics.

Im not saying he is the greatest fighter. But he is among them

Glover
Gus
Rampage
Rashad
Lyoto
Shogun
Sonnen
Vitor

He finished 5 of those 8 guys. Only 1 of the remaining 3 even won a round