Jon Jones responds to ‘roider’ comments from Thiago Santos

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line in the main event of UFC 239 against surging division contender Thiago Santos.

Santos recently made headlines when he trashed Jones suggesting he would be remembered as a ‘roider’ and a ‘drunk’.

“It’s karma, he’ll have to live with it. He will be remembered as a roider, a guy who drives while drunk. That’s his business. I have to be remembered for not doing those things. It’s his life. If that’s how he wants to live his life, that’s his problem.” Santos said. “It doesn’t bother me. It’s like I said, you can’t argue about his talent inside the Octagon, but outside of it, unfortunately he’s not a good role model. That’s what I think.”

Jon Jones responded to Santos’ remark this evening on Twitter.

“I’ve shown my opponent nothing but respect yet today’s headlines are of him talking shit. 95% of my opponents insult my personal life before the fight, 100% of them end up losing the fight. Who’s ready for July 6?” – Jon Jones

“I don’t think he’s nervous, it’s just his way of winning some type of moral victory over me. It’s his insurance for when he loses, at least he’ll be known as a good guy.” – Jon Jones

”Bones” returned from suspension at December’s UFC 232 event in Los Angeles, where he defeated Alexander Gustafsson via knockout to capture the promotions vacant light heavyweight strap.

Jones would later defend his title by defeating Anthony Smith via unanimous decision at UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

As for Thiago Santos, the Brazilian sledgehammer has won four straight, which includes knockout victories over Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa and most recently Jan Blachowicz.

UFC 239 takes place July 6 live from T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who are you picking to win when Jon Jones and Thiago Santos square off for the light heavyweight title at UFC 239? Sound off in the comments section Penn Nation!





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