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    Default Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: 'He got disrespectful, war gods made him pay'

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    "I think he's got to the point where he really believes in his gift, and he abused his gift," said Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in Toronto, where he next will fight Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre. "He disrespected the gift by disrespecting his opponent."

    The 25-year-old champ has a reason to be upset with Silva, who was knocked out by Chris Weidman in mid-showboat at this past Saturday's UFC 162 in Las Vegas. The No. 1 and No. 2 pound-for-pound greats were expected to meet in a blockbuster pay-per-view if successful in their upcoming fights. They stood to reap millions from revenue sharing with the UFC.

    Immediately after Silva's KO, Jones tweeted two words: "This sucks."

    Today, the young champ expanded on his feelings about the lost opportunity, and while he said he still considers Silva one of the greats, he said the former champ's approach to Weidman got him in trouble.

    "Martial arts is traditionally a sport that is based on honor and integrity and treating people with respect, and he somehow lost sight of that and he paid the ultimate price for it," Jones said. "So I'm not going for the Anderson Silva hype train. I know exactly where he's at; you can tell exactly where he's at by the way he's fighting.

    "I think he just got disrespectful, and the war gods just made him pay for it. He's still that great Anderson Silva in my book."

    Now, Jones must beat back another young contender looking to shock the world by taking his belt. Despite winning his past six inside the octagon, Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) is a 4-to-1 underdog in the fight. But the champ said Weidman's performance is a reminder that nothing is safe when the stakes are high.

    "It actually motivates me a lot, too, to watch somebody who I look up to lose," he said. "It's just a reality check. I try to keep my ego in check when it comes to the fight game, and watching Anderson lose like that – first of all, it's something I would never do, put my hands down and fight my opponent that way. But watching Chris Weidman's dream come true, I have to make sure to be a dream crusher."

    A grisly toe injury Jones suffered while defending his title against Chael Sonnen this past April is on the mend, and he's now training boxing in shoes that protect his healing foot. He said the focus would come in handy for Gustafsson, who's a slick boxer.

    Although Silva has dropped from the No. 1 spot on several pound-for-pound lists, Jones said he won't believe he's taken the former champ's spot until he beats Gustafsson in September.

    "At this point, it doesn't really feel real," he said. "My goal is definitely to become No. 1, and because Anderson lost doesn't really make me feel like I accomplished anything. So I'm going to continue to work extremely hard to become the No. 1 light heavyweight in the sport, and eventually, I'll creep up on some of the things Anderson Silva has done in history.

    "So, it doesn't really do too much for me. It doesn't feel real, it doesn't feel earned, and winning this fight will make me feel a little bit better about it."
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    Nobody else thought it was odd that the guy who is enough of a bible freak to actually get a verse tattooed on his chest is popping off about war gods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Nobody else thought it was odd that the guy who is enough of a bible freak to actually get a verse tattooed on his chest is popping off about war gods?

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    i thought the very same thing upon reading the article. and it was the kick in the ass i needed to finally sign up for the forums. in short, i am your fault.

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    Bones tends to contradict himself alot (it's probably because he is a super genius).
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    Relax fellas, its just a term. Doesn't matter if he is Christian or not, its a term that is used very loosely. Every year when I lose in fantasy football, I blame the Fantasy Football gods for screwing me over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Nobody else thought it was odd that the guy who is enough of a bible freak to actually get a verse tattooed on his chest is popping off about war gods?

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    No... I am just as religious and I enjoy shooting zombies in the head and watching Spartacus. Does that mean I'm going to hell? Will Ben Henderson also go to hell for tattooing his body? Will Fedor get sent to purgatory for participating in a violent sport? Isn't it wrong to pray to GOD to help you knock someone the fuq out?

    Does fighting and religion even go together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Does fighting and religion even go together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    No... I am just as religious and I enjoy shooting zombies in the head and watching Spartacus. Does that mean I'm going to hell? Will Ben Henderson also go to hell for tattooing his body? Will Fedor get sent to purgatory for participating in a violent sport? Isn't it wrong to pray to GOD to help you knock someone the fuq out?

    Does fighting and religion even go together?
    I see the master of misinterpretation has returned. Did they refill your scrip again?

    I never made a judgement about his eternal soul or even any commentary on morality.

    I find it odd that someone who is devout enough to have a verse tattooed on his body making an active, unsolicited statement that seems to promote pagan ideology.

    Personally, I have no problem with pagan ideology or Christianity, but as Donosaur pointed out, it's a bit of a contradiction to espouse both beliefs. Thus, I find it odd. Just odd. Not bad, not anything that I believe he'll suffer eternally over. I just find it odd.

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    wait....did you just say Genki Sudo unretired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I see the master of misinterpretation has returned. Did they refill your scrip again?

    I never made a judgement about his eternal soul or even any commentary on morality.

    I find it odd that someone who is devout enough to have a verse tattooed on his body making an active, unsolicited statement that seems to promote pagan ideology.

    Personally, I have no problem with pagan ideology or Christianity, but as Donosaur pointed out, it's a bit of a contradiction to espouse both beliefs. Thus, I find it odd. Just odd. Not bad, not anything that I believe he'll suffer eternally over. I just find it odd.

    rh
    I don't even like Jones but I think he was simply trying to add some humor to his interview. I wouldn't read much into it.


    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Really? I'm a hater?

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    Hellz yea. You would like nothing more to be trapped in a closet with Ed Soares.
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