For better -- and seemingly worse -- Jon Jones' Instagram account continues to make waves. And after his unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172, it's reaching tidal proportions.
First, he claimed his phone was hacked when there was a tirade of homophobic slurs aimed at a Swedish man who insulted him last week. Jones later confirmed that a member of his social media team made the mistake and was fired shortly therafter.
More recently, "Bones" recorded a clip of himself watching Phil Davis' performance against Anthony Johnson, in which he aimed the camera to his television and then to his face, showing sarcasm when it came to "Mr. Wonderful" eating crow. Chuck Liddell, too, was a post-fight target because "Iceman" unsuccessfully predicted Teixeira would finish "Bones" in Baltimore.
Now, he's at it again, but this time, he's defending himself.
In a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani directly after UFC 172, company president Dana White was asked about Jones' eye pokes. The champion would use his reach and lean in with his lead arm, putting his entire hand in his opponent's face. In doing so, it allowed Jones' fingers to smear through the eyes on several occasions.
White wasn't too please with the rangy technique:
"We've got to stop that stuff. The openings of the hands and putting the hands on the face are something bad, but it happens with guys who have reach. They do that a lot."
Throughout his fight against Teixeira (watch highlights here), "Bones" repeatedly poked the challenger in the eyes. In fact, he received a warning from referee Dan Miragliotta because the bout had to be paused twice for several seconds.
Jones, however, wasn't deducted any points for the seemingly inadvertent eye pokes.
Nonetheless, the champion has heard the latest criticism and, unsurprisingly, took to his Instagram account to clown his haters. And he responded to the eye poke jabs with a video of him pretending to be a crying fan, calling himself "the dirtiest fighter in MMA."
The video has since been deleted from Jones' Instagram account, but it lives on thanks to a heads up YouTube member, making it impossible to deny the authenticity.