When Jon Jones gets into trouble with the law, not only does it further tarnish his legacy, it also gives his rivals additional ammunition. While some like Daniel Cormier chose not to hit him after his last arrest, others like Israel Adesanya were quick to break the memes.
Chael Sonnen, on the other hand, does not have to take it because, according to the “American gangster”, Jones does it to himself and everyone already knew what type of person he was outside the cage. This is why Sonnen thinks it would be in Jon’s best interest to finally kiss the “scumbag” following his latest arrest.
“I think Jon Jones since his last arrest, the mask is removed,” said Sonnen on Submission Radio (via MMA Fighting). “The world knows he’s a scumbag for a while, but now that he’s finally in touch with what a dirty guy he is and now he’s interviewing, he’s going there,” he said. he adds.
“Look, in terms of habitability and civility, okay, go ahead and question the character of Jon Jones. I’m talking from a marketing and promotional point of view, it does everything well. ”
After Jones’ arrest last month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, video footage surfaced that not only showed police officers finding a handgun in his vehicle, but also saw Jones visibly upset as he was handcuffed. For Sonnen, shedding tears and mentioning her children afterwards was a little too much.
“The concert is over, everyone knows it. You were handcuffed on TMZ and cried: “I want to go home and be with my children”. Man, it’s two in the morning, you shoot with guns while shooting and running donuts in a drunk tequila parking lot. Your time to be with your – Are your children still standing, you buttocks? The fact that he’s at this level of a scumbag, go ahead, just be a scumbag. “
Jones eventually entered into a plea agreement that earned him one year of probation, community service and a few days of house arrest.