Originally Posted by Sniggles
The reason why Jones is perceived as fake is because he does not know who he is. He is not yet matured and relies on others to tell him how he should act. Jones follows the advice of his mentors when dealing with the fans and media - and he should. Many celebrities do this. Many invent an alter ego when dealing with the press.
Jones does come off to me as an intelligent young man who is attempting to not lose himself in the fame and all the criticisms like this article that come with such fame. People with nothing will always criticize someone with something because they can.
You won't see a real persona from Jones until he is 26-28. That's my opinion anyway.
Very true. A perspective is much like a web that we were taught to make in school. The center is an idea and every other strand of the web is all the influences and how we filter them out. Everyone's ideas end up rejecting or accepting others to become their own idea. Each time one discusses something with another they further forge their opinion of something.
But for some people.... this is not how their mind works. They take everything at face value and don't think about things for themselves.
The "genuine" Jones, is the Jones that posted a picture with a duckface infront of his new car, the one who pretended to matrix NERF bullets with his brother, the one in the duggie video with Uriah Faber, etc etc. Jones is a goofy guy, always has been (atleast thats what everyone back home who knows him says). He comes off as insincere because often times hes just awkward, it makes people think that something is off because hes just a quirky mothafucka. He seems different in interviews because he is fighting hard to appear as professional and normal as possible to the public, but he really is a quirky guy.
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz