Originally Posted by subman
It appears Jon Jones has decided to take over where Lesnar left off. Big PPV buys because people will pay in the hopes he loses. Playing the heel is very profitable.
Originally Posted by roaddawg
Thats the beautiful thing about turning heel. You don't have to live up to anyones expectations and you can be yourself. Jones tried the humble approach and it got him absolutely no where with the fans.
If this is true I might start liking this dude now.
Given how much time he's put in trying to get sympathy, I'm not sure he's actually trying to play the heel. And with this comment still being whiney and douchey, not just villainous, I'm still not convinced. I.e. Jones didn't say "fuck those guys, ain't my problem," he said "whaaa they were mean to me."
We'll see; maybe he just sucks at playing a heel right now now, but anyone with self respect would at least try to play the villain that fans look at as a badass (e.g. Sonnen).
I'd really love to see Jones embrace the heel. All the things I've disliked about him (e.g. attitude, questionable contact after the bell, looseness at throwing hits that are very close to being illegal, etc.) make him a perfect bad guy.