Matt Mitrione Forgets Beef, Feels Pity For Jon Jones After Latest Arrest
Former UFC Fighter, who now fights for BellatorMMA Matt Mitrione (13-7 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) might have had his fair share of difference a with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the past but that’s all gone now as he takes a different route, while entertaining questions about “Bones” recent run in with the law.
Mitrione and Jones both got involved In a heated alteration back in 2016, going after one another with jibes on social media. Among which Mitrione called him a “great talent with a God complex,”.
Jones recently got a run in with the law, got arrested and charged with DWI, loading Mitrione’s barrel for another rainbow Jibes. however, the former UFC heavyweight didn’t
“I can tell you that it’s more pity than anything else,” Mitrione told MMA Junkie. “He’s so good and just can’t get out of his own way. I feel bad for his family, I feel bad for his kids, I feel bad for the stress that dude causes himself and his family. That’s it. I do my best not to be a straight jackass because I don’t want to embarrass my kids when they go to school. I can’t imagine being his kids or his long-term girlfriend. It’s perpetual.”
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Jones, who has since pleaded guilty to the DWI charge as part of the terms that will enable hbstay out of jail will now have to undergo a year of supervised probation and also agreed to work on his issues with Alcohol.
Jones is considered one of the greatest MMA fighters to ever work the planet and looked like a person making a big positive change in his career till his recent run in with the police, which has changed the perception of almost everyone including Mitrione.
“The whole thing with Jon is truly unfortunate,” Mitrione said. “He’s the best mixed martial artist of our time. I don’t think there’s really a conversation – (Daniel) Cormier might be. Jon Jones is very, very good and it’s a shame he cannot get out of his own way to be great. Given his body of work at 205 and heavyweight, I think Cormier takes the cake (as the GOAT). I just feel like Jon Jones could be something so much better than what he is, but in that same kind of perspective, it makes you wonder how much he ever (took it serious).
“You hear these stories that he trained two weeks for (Alexander) Gustafsson and would go so hard five, six, two days, one day before his fights. It really makes you wonder how much time and effort he put in to be as incredibly good as he is, if he were focused and didn’t give it away, what he would be capable of doing. I could only imagine how great he would be. I can’t even imagine it.”