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Jon Jones: ‘My Haters Come Off as the Dumbest People Ever’

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At only 26 years old, Jon Jones is already considered by many to be the greatest pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world. If he continues on his current career trajectory, he may very well retire with the title.

But being the best and having the spotlight on you constantly has its downsides. The attention the superstar fighter receives is not always positive, but it seems that Jones’ is adapting to the hate and handling it all very well.

“Maybe I’m just getting more comfortable in my own skin, realizing that I’m trying to do things right and that some people are going to love it and some people are going to hate it,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports.

“To be honest with you — and I know this might be controversial and it may get me a lot of backlash — my haters come across as the dumbest people ever. None of them have a real reason not to like me. ‘Oh, you’re too tall.’ ‘I don’t like you.’ Or, ‘You’re this or that.’ None of them come up with anything good or concrete, so I just find them funny.”

When you have a good chunk of MMA fans talking about you in a negative manner and you can still keep a level head, it shows the greatness that you can hold. To me, that shows that Jon Jones will do just fine balancing his stardom with the tough fights the UFC will continue to throw at him.

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