Jon Jones 'glad' Conor Mcgregor lost: Part of me thinks it's good he was humbled


Джон Джонс: “Я рад, что МакГрегор проиграл”


Jones recently spoke about Conor McGregor\’s tough loss to Nate Diaz at
UFC 196. The former light heavyweight champ says he has \’mixed feelings\’
about the whole situation, but he states he is \’glad it happened\’ for
multiple reasons.

“A part of me thinks it\’s a good thing he was
humbled,” Jones said. “Right before he lost, he was getting into
conversations about fighting anybody, anywhere, saying things like I
could beat anybody, any weight class they\’re in.”

“I was getting
fans writing me messages asking \’How would you do against McGregor?\'” he
said. “I was like \’C\’mon guys, you can\’t be serious. I\’m a 220 lb,
9-time world champion. You really think he\’d even be a match?\’ Some
people really believed that he can beat anyone at any weight class.”
I\’m glad that it happened,” he continued. “It allowed the fans to have
that reality check, that alright, maybe that guy isn\’t unbeatable —
stuff that us professional fighters knew the whole time.”

Jones then went on to explain the other reason he\’s happy to see the UFC featherweight champ take a loss.

another side of me, is glad to see him lose, because I\’m positive this
is actually going to bring out the best in him,” he said. “After defeat,
you really start closing holes in your game, you start questioning your
training to become better.”

“As a fan of McGregor, I want to see
him have longevity in this sport. Guys like Conor McGregor, they
symbolize our sport\’s future. Conor McGregor is getting fans from all
over the world, who tune in and actually don\’t watch the UFC, they just
watch Conor fight. We need guys like Conor McGregor be successful.”

“So yeah, I\’m a fan of his, but I just have mixed feelings about his loss.”

after UFC 196, Jones took to social media to take a dig at Conor for
his past comments about being the top pound-for-pound fighter in Mixed
Martial Arts.