Good for Jones...
A lot of these fans didnt give him a chance from the get go... for their own personal reasons...
Jones has a very odd personality, but he shouldnt get hated on because of it... He at-least attempted to come off a humble and respectful. There clearly is a lot of withheld cockiness, but it shows he cares to try and act the right way.
There are so many athletes that are very open with their cockiness. They think they are the shit and dont care about anything else... 10 years from now, fans are going to wish for more people like Jones.
Jones has never gone as far as calling someone a "little bitch"(like Hendo did to Bisping)
When Fedor laughs at Sylvia or another opponent it is a good joke, but when Jones gives a cocky laugh he is condemned for being a "disrespectful punk"
IMO all fighters must be very confident in themselves... but true professionals like Fedor, GSP, etc dont talk themselves up and act humble... Jones was acting the same way.
When his character is constantly being attacked out by internet warriors, who clearly have double standards based on other fighters they support, of course he is going to be upset and respond...
I agree if his goal was to get more fans/smooth over the situation he should have responded differently... but what he said was not unjustified... Why would he try and win over the fans and fighters that so quickly threw him under the bus and condemned him.