Jon Jones berates MMA media, fellow fighters for focusing on him during pandemic

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made the headlines in the past few weeks, both because he was recently arrested for DWI and aggravated use of a gun, and because he was the target of chatter from other fighters.

Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is currently causing death and chaos worldwide, Jones believes that MMA media and fellow combatants have their priorities mixed.

The light heavyweight champion went on Twitter Friday to share his grievances.

“It’s funny how many journalists and MMA fighters can’t participate in a few episodes or interviews without talking about it,” Jones said. “There is a serious pandemic going on guys. Is there nothing more important in your world. “

Jones then responded to a fan, adding that he still had “the last laugh.”

“And for more than a decade, I continued to have the last laugh,” he wrote.

Some readers will probably draw attention to the fact that this article does precisely what Jones advised against: drawing attention to himself during a pandemic.

What Jones’ Tweet did not recognize, of course, is that he is one of the most successful and recognizable figures in the history of mixed martial arts. For better or worse, in the middle of a pandemic or otherwise, fans are interested in what they are doing.

What do you think of this criticism of Jon Jones?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com 04/24/2020.



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